Skip to comments.Pennsylvania gun registry waste of money, resources
Posted on 03/24/2019 3:47:17 PM PDT by richardb72
Pennsylvania Democrats want to register your guns. On March 15, state House Representatives Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia), Mary Isaacson (D-Philadelphia) and Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) proposed the Firearms Registration Act, from which only antiques and guns owned by law enforcement would be exempt. Gov. Tom Wolf strongly supports the bill.
The bill would require Pennsylvanians seeking to do anything with a gun, whether that be own, possess, sell or transfer, to apply for gun registration through State Police, said Cruz. This (Pennsylvania State Police) database will aid all law enforcement officials with investigations and with tracking missing or stolen firearms.
State police have kept records on all transfers of handguns (both private and through dealers) since 1931 and thus already have a registration system for them. Records on handgun purchases through dealers go back to 1901. The new regulations would add in the private transfer of long guns as well as a $10 fee per gun per year as well as fingerprinting and citizenship verification.
Gun-control advocates have long claimed that a comprehensive registry would be an effective safety tool. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a gun has been left at a crime scene, the registry will link the crime gun back to the criminal.
Nice logic, but reality has never worked that way. Crime guns are rarely left at crime scenes. The few that are have been unregistered criminals are not stupid enough to leave behind a gun thats registered to them. When a gun is left at the scene, it is usually because the criminal has been seriously injured or killed. These crimes would have been solved even without registration.
Registration hasnt worked in Pennsylvania or other places. During a 2001 lawsuit, the Pennsylvania State Police .....
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Canada tried that and even with their craven, subservient UK type of mindset finally abandoned it. I think the Quebecois frogs may be trying to do it.
What possessed the Pennsylvanians to elect the worm Wolf after just electing Trump?
“... What possessed thePennsylvanians to elect the worm Wolf a....”
because the Pennsylvania GOP is old white and incompetent & full of rent seeking office holders who have been in office far past their spoilage date!
Yes, it was abandoned up here (amid the protests from the Media Party and their friends). And Quebec is setting up their own, but a good number of municipalities in that province say they will not enforce it.
In 1983, New Zealand abolished their registry of sporting rifles and shotguns that had been created in about 1920 as law enforcement officials determined that it would take countless numbers of man hours to correct the data already there plus deal with backlogs.
It’s the first step in banning semi-automatic firearms. Got to have a list before you force everyone to turn them in.
If they pass a registration law and it is completely ignored, then what? Door-to-door searches? Snitch hotlines? Red Flag on steroids?
Wonder what PA police think about annual registration of millions of firearms and annual relicensing of owners? Wonder what they think of becoming everybody’s most hated enemy?
This bill is DOA.
“And Quebec is setting up their own, but a good number of municipalities in that province say they will not enforce it.”
Good on those municipalities my friend!
Wolf only won because he won the east and the west part of the state! Only 17 counties. Lot of sheep in PA!!
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