Quote: Originally Posted by snfu73
So...you have a license....you are found with a gun...everything is cool...but what if it is someone elses gun? Say it is your gun that has been stolen from your house? And so, no one with a license commits a crime with a gun? The gun registry makes sure that the person who bought the gun has the gun, and if anyone else has the gun...there is another way that a non legit gun owner can be busted, furthering the chances of being persecuted. Furthermore, cops liked the registry because it gave them a little more information when they would go out to, say, a domestic dispute call...they can check the database and see if there is a gun registered to that address, or to the person who is involved or what have you.
I don't see it as just harrasment. I see it as a good idea. It came to a larger cost than expected, BUT it created jobs in the job starved maritimes, it needed contracts for everything from paper to administrative related duties, etc...in other words...it helped people, it gave jobs, it provided incomes that were then again taxed, AND, although not the end all and be all, it was more useful than the pro gun crowd likes to admit. I think even if it saved the life of a pro gun owners own mother, they would still complain about it.
Unfortunately, what you say is simply not true. First of all, at least 10%, and perhaps as many as 25% of the firearms held by decent people in this country have NOT been registered. That is why there is a continuing amnesty, and why they are still registering guns no questions asked. Compliance by gun owners has simply not been at a level that would make the system effective, on the doubtful assumption that making the system effective is even possible........see below.
Secondly, you assume, as do most of the uninformed, that an officer can call up the registry and enter a serial number, which will tell him who owns that firearm.
As I explained earlier, this is simply not possible. Too many incompetents in the bureaucracy, too many firearms with the same serial number, too many mistakes in the registry, and the computers simply won't do it. Waste of time.
I live in New Brunswick. Tell you what, if you want to do a make-work project, I have a large back yard. Why don't you just hire 100 folks to dig a ditch, and 100 more to come along behind and fill it in, and leave me the phuck alone otherwise.
My patience is tested when it come to wasting my money on useless list-making, and the support of a law that is unconstitutional in a number of ways............and through which people can be jailed for years for not maintaining the proper paper-work. Talk about a police state!
Under the Firearms Act:
Search warrants are DIRECTED to be issued when there is no evidence of any crime even having been committed. So much for the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure.
You can get two years in jail for failing to aid an officer searching your home, including answering all his questions. So much for the right to remain silent.
You must prove you have licenses and registrations for your firearms. So much for the right to be assumed innocent.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DEFENDING?
Last edited by Colpy; May 6th, 2007 at 06:13 PM..