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Posted by Matt Fisher from Canada on April 12, 2021 at 20:12:11:

In Reply to: Re: Join the NFA posted by Red on April 12, 2021 at 17:30:48:


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While gun registration may seem like a good idea...let's look at it a little deeper.

What purpose does registering legally owned firearms have?

Proponents say that in the event of a crime, the gun can be traced either using "ballistic fingerprints" or the physical recovery of the gun and its serial number.

However this is problematic as most criminals, upon obtaining a stolen gun file off the serial number, and many guns once they're on the black market have their parts interchanged with other's so as to eliminate any chance of determining a weapon's "ballistic fingerprint".

Next, when certain politicians decide that "it's in the public's best interest" to eliminate certain classes of weapons altogether, you've got the cops knocking on your door, as the status of what weapons you have is already in their hands. While I do not advocate illegally owning banned weapons classes, gun registration is one step closer to a total disarmament of society.

Also with gun registration, given the current set of firearms laws, police have the right to "inspect" the status of firearms within a gunowners home at any time. Do you want the RCMP/OPP/Whoever rifling through your home under the auspice of coducting a firearms inspection? Do you want this invasion of your privacy? I'm not saying that the police are Gestapo-like goons, what I am getting at is that they're already overtasked as it is, and adding the responsibility to conduct firearms inspections on law-abiding citizens is a waste of our tax dollars.

With the current firearms laws all guns are required to be stored with trigger locks and/or within a gunsafe, which essentially eliminates the usefullness of a firearm for self-defense.

Professors John Lott and David Mustard in their research at the University of Chicago, condlucluded that "allowing law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, including the ability to carry concealed weapons deters violent crimes, and it appears to produce no increase in accidental deaths." Source: "More Guns, Less Crime" 1998.

The problem of gun violence is not because of legally obtained weapons, purchased and maintained by law-abiding citizens. The problem with gun violence is with with gun smuggling into Canada, organized crime, and lax sentencing of criminals.

If anyone is interested in anything that I've been spouting off about I have a limited number of copy's of the NRA's "Banned" video which shows the effects of recent weapons bans in Australia and England as well as large amounts of various firearms related information/literature available from the National Rifle Association. Email me if you want a copy of the video or any other info.

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