We’ve been hearing a lot about watch lists recently, but there is another kind of list that has nothing to do with terror. It’s the FBI criminal records database. And if you’re a resident of Hawaii and a legal, law-abiding gun owner … welcome to the list.
Hawaii’s governor signed a bill making it the first state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country, his office said.
The move by gun control proponents in the liberal state represents an effort to institute some limits on firearms in the face of a bitter national debate over guns that this week saw Democratic lawmakers stage a sit-in at the U.S. House of Representatives.
That second paragraph, by the way, is the perfect example of the bias in the media on this issue. “an effort to institute some limits on firearms”? There ARE limits on firearms, contrary to that bald implication, and moreover putting legal gun owners who are protected in their right to own firearms the U.S. constitution is not “an effort” at “limits”, it’s a gross attack on those freedoms against innocent American citizens.
So Trump should like it, anyway. He’s a big fan of lists run by the government being used to suspend your freedoms.
The NRA has previously encouraged members to oppose the “Rap Back” bill, stating that “Hawaii will now be treating firearms as suspect and subject to constant monitoring.”
That is exactly correct. The purpose is to monitor people solely for the legal ownership of something that is protected by the Constitution and upheld by the Supreme Court. It’s just step one in the ongoing and now nearly frantic effort on the part of liberals to revoke the Second Amendment and take away private gun ownership in the United States. They will tell you nobody wants to do that, that nobody is saying that, but of course RedState readers already know that’s not true.
Bill co-author Senator Will Espero calls this “common sense legislation that does not hurt anyone.” Like a lot of Democrats and Donald Trump, he holds up the fact of his own gun ownership as a talisman of objectivity, but the stunt of owning a gun for the sake of credibility does not change the fact of his bill or the deceptive language of that despicable quote.
It is not “common sense” that legal gun owners be added to a criminal database. It does hurt Americans to be placed under suspicion and monitored for the sake of Democrat talking points.
This is just the tip of the iceberg.