Just when you thought the whole “gun debate” was over, Emily Miller, author of “Emily Gets Her Gun,” of the writes in the Washington Times about the next progressive socialist antic. Amazingly she points out:
1,800 or so criminals who have killed, robbed or assaulted innocent people with guns in the District of Columbia so far this year were hauled into the police station to be fingerprinted, photographed and to undergo a criminal-background check. Now, legal gun owners who have committed no crime are getting the exact same treatment. That is neither constitutional, nor fair.
The latest gun-control scheme that starts on Jan. 1 will force every legal firearm owner in the nation’s capital to go in person to police headquarters to renew their registration certificates”. The Metropolitan Police Department filed proposed rules last week to enact this absurd law, and citizens have until Dec. 15 to comment on the regulations.
In order to avoid becoming a felon, anyone with a gun registered before 2011 will have to go to police headquarters to be fingerprinted, photographed, provide proof of address, pay a fee and confirm they may still legally possess the firearm. The Firearms Registration Section will then create a new registration certificate — now in the form of an ID card — for each gun.
If anyone believes there is no coincidence between this action and the Senate rule change of the filibuster you are missing something. You see, Harry Reid’s change will immediately allow President Obama to stack the DC circuit court which after the Supreme Court is THE most important judicial court in the land.
The DC circuit court is where any challenges to the Obama administration would have to be filed, as well as this case, if it cannot get to the Supreme Court.
So how likely will it be that the bad guys go down to a police station for registration? Not. This will only penalize the law-abiding. I suspect the National Rifle Association will be engaging this decree. Merry Christmas to law-abiding DC gun owners — and you can bet this lump of coal is via the Obama administration. The right of citizens to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. What part of that do these liberal socialists just not get?!