Why Firearm Registration is a Bad Idea

Rob Allen reminds us again why gun registration is a bad thing. It has nothing to do with controlling illegal guns or protecting the public. The only thing gun registration facilitates is later confiscation by the government when they decide you no longer should own guns.

A classic example is Nazi controller Germany. And before somebody goes shooting their mouth off about Godwin’s law you better look it up (it only applies when incorrectly comparing your opponent to Adolf Hitler or Nazis, not when bringing up historical facts). But the Nazis required the registration of firearms before World War II then subsequently confiscated them. Had the persecuted population of Germany (Jewish, gypsies, homosexuals, and pretty much anybody else they could blame for something) been armed it would have been much more difficult for the Nazis to enact their “final solution.” I’ll close this out with a great quote by the lat Jeff Cooper:

The rifle is a weapon. Let there be no mistake about that. It is a tool of power, and thus dependent completely upon the moral stature of its user. It is equally useful in securing meat for the table, destroying group enemies on the battlefield, and resisting tyranny. In fact, it is the only means of resisting tyranny, since a citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized.

Gun confiscation is the opening act to tyranny because without an unarmed populace tyranny can not exist.