If it’s one thing that I hear in excess from the anti-liberty coalition, it’s that the stupid, redneck cousinhumpers who make up the pro-gun camp need to compromise on this issue and trade away half of their liberty now instead of all of it, and everyone’s supposed to be happy with that. Recently, the strangely superstitious who blame the implement rather than the wielder are renewing their call to federally register all gun sales, both commercial and private, by passing them through a federal background check or requiring all transfers go through FFL dealers.
I am of course opposed to this on both practical and moral grounds. It obviously fails the Jews in the attic test, and will be a unconstitutional single point of failure for people buying guns. It is also a undue burden on the poor, who may not be able to afford a $25-100 transfer fee on top of the price of the gun. You would have to be an idiot to think that noncompliance wouldn’t be sky high, so it’s clearly only a first step to a more comprehensive registry and restriction system. It won’t do a damn thing to reduce crime, as we have seen again and again, since people with mayhem in their hearts are not deterred by the possibility of the death penalty or a lifetime prison sentence, they are not going to be deterred by a law against them buying a gun.
But I am willing to take the opponents of freedom at face value, and will accept that this is all they will ask for in the future, and that they sincerely believe this will make us safer. However, I object to the process that dictates that they get something, and we should just be happy because they don’t take all of our guns away. This is insulting and dishonest, so I appeal to their sense of fairness and bipartisanship and ask that they give us something in return!
Here are some helpful suggestions:
- Nationwide concealed carry reciprocity.
- Repeal of the 1992 and 1994 import bans and 1968 pistol import restrictions.
- Move suppressors off the NFA list and make them equivalent of a title-1 firearm.
- Removal of SBRs, SBSs, and AOWs from the NFA list.
- Repeal of the 1986 full-auto ban.
Since clearly who gets the guns is the concern, not necessarily what kind of gun they get, surely they cannot disagree with these simple, common-sense steps! I would suggest that the anti-rights people choose three of the above items in exchange for previous “compromises” not handing us anything either.
So come on fascists! Are you honestly willing to “compromise”, or are you lying as usual?