With another mass shooting this past week, this time at UCLA, the liberals have ramped up their assault on the right to bear arms. Even when the facts do not match the rhetoric of the liberals they do not care. These gun grabbers’ agenda is not one of making this country like it was founded for the people of the people, but they want to have a greater control of the people.
For year’s gun-rights advocates and conservative groups have being saying that a federal gun registry is one of the main goals of the liberal gun grabber’s agenda. The left has and will always deny it, even going to the point of ridiculing the NRA and other gun advocate group for the mere suggestion that a national gun registry is even on the table.
And now the scene shifts to a state that is now starting to target all law-abiding gun owners. And that state would be Hawaii. If this was to happen, Hawaii would be the first state in the nation to have its gun owners entered into a nationwide FBI database. This FBI database would automatically notify the local police if a resident has been arrested anywhere in the United States. The database called the “Rap Back” is currently being used across the country for school teachers, bus drivers, and others in a “position of trust” according to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Service Divisions Stephen Fischer. With this the State of Hawaii would be one of the first to add all the gun owners.
If this passes it will certainly have all the Gun Control advocates jumping for joy.
Allison Anderman, a staff attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said “the bill was groundbreaking,” and that she hadn’t heard of other states introducing similar measures.
Honolulu Police Department Major Richard Robinson, who also helped draft the bill, said that it would still benefit Hawaii Police.
“Even though other states don’t enter gun owners in the database, as of right now Hawaii gun owners undergo a background check only when they register a gun, so police have no way of knowing if they’re disqualified from owning a gun in the future unless they try to register a new firearm. We were only discovering things by accident, they happen to come register another firearm, we run another background check, and then we find out they’re a prohibited person. That happens about 20 times each year.”
But it is happy to know that there is plenty opposition to the bill that is being proposed. Jerry Ilo, a firearm and hunting instructor for the state, said:
“I don’t like the idea of us being entered into a database. It basically tells us that they know where the guns are, they can go grab them. We get the feeling that Big Brother is watching us.”
Even a faculty member at the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law is opposed to the bill. Kenneth Lawson said:
“You’re curtailing that right by requiring that a name be entered into a database without doing anything wrong.”
But the best quote for the opposition of this bill is from Amy Hunter for the National Rifle Association. Hunter expresses the full concern with this bill as it is a threat to America’s right to bear arms.
“This is an extremely dangerous bill. Exercising a constitutional right is not inherently suspicious. Hawaii will now be treating firearms as suspect and subject to constant monitoring.”