Originally Posted by manta
I am sure there are lots of proposals no of which will ever happen. I can't see any reason for requiring fingerprints.
And I can't see any reason for requiring registration of firearms...CCP, Open carry, or the 12 gauge in my living room 'hiding place'. Should I have to prove that i'm not a criminal to get them? YES. Absolutely. Should I lose them if I commit a violent crime? YES absolutely. And that's all up to law enforcement.
When Government starts enacting legitimate legislation, then i'll get on board. But from where I sit, and read the FBI crime reports, 4-5 times as many people die, every year, from a knife, than a firearm like my AR15. When knives become mandatory registration, then we can talk about my rifle. Until then, this is a pointless conversation.
There are varying levels of acceptance and blindness in this argument.
They see a need for fingerprinting just as clearly as you see a need for registration.
I think you're both blind and both too eager to give up my freedoms for me.
And you're damn right this is emotive talk, you're talking about taking away freedom. Stirs my blood and makes it boil.
As sure as you are that the proposals you don't like WONT pass, I could show you numerous times from our nations immediate history where others have said the same thing.
"Lets just pass the bill. Then you can find out what's in it"
"I will not raise one single tax on the middle class"
"I will not sign anything that infringes on the rights of the American People...oh, but that indefinite detention clause, hell yeah, i'll sign that. Twice."