The liberal war on guns won’t stop until they’ve tried everything they possibly can to take firearms out of the hands of law abiding Americans, and the latest move by Democrats is evidence to this.
In a stunning move, Hawaii is attempting to pass new legislation that would make it the first state in America to place every legal gun owner in a national database ran by the FBI, despite the fact they’ve done absolutely nothing wrong. The “Rap Back” database automatically notifies police if people in traditional “positions of trust,” such as teachers and bus drivers, are arrested anywhere in the country, and now Hawaii wants to see to it that island gun owners get the same treatment.
More from TheBlaze:
Most people entered in the “Rap Back” database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in “positions of trust,” such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners.
“I don’t like the idea of us being entered into a database. It basically tells us that they know where the guns are, they can go grab them” said Jerry Ilo, a firearm and hunting instructor for the state. “We get the feeling that Big Brother is watching us.”
Supporters say the law would make Hawaii a leader in safe gun laws. Allison Anderman, a staff attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said the bill was “groundbreaking,” and that she hadn’t heard of other states introducing similar measures.
“You’re curtailing that right by requiring that a name be entered into a database without doing anything wrong,” said Kenneth Lawson, faculty at the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law.
Legal experts say the bill could face challenges, but would probably hold up in court. Recent Supreme Court rulings have clarified states’ ability to regulate gun sales, said David Levine, a law professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
With the egregious abuses of power we’ve already seen from the Obama administration, what could possibly go wrong with the government having access to that kind of information? Sarcasm aside, it’s moves like this that lead to confiscation and other infringements on our natural right to self-defense from both government and criminals, which is exactly why they should be opposed at every turn.
Besides, if you bought your guns legally and passed a background check, the government already knows that you have guns. So really is nothing more than compiling a list of legal gun owners for when they’re able to pass a law to confiscate them, and that’s something we should all pray never happens.