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GUNS: We’re already in all sorts of databases

Letter by William C. Dalton, Gig Harbor on March 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm | No Comments »
March 18, 2013 12:35 pm

What is all this uproar about background checks and a supposedly feared database about? Don’t people realize that they are already firmly embedded in multiple databases – government and business – that government can get to?

If you have a driver’s license, then you are in one of those feared databases. Just how difficult do you think it would be to find out what your property tax is? The list goes on and on. Not one word about them. Why not?

Do you actually think that those Nazi, jackbooted government jackals are going to take away your Second Amendment rights? Think for just a minute about what that would take: another amendment.

Think that you have unlimited rights under any amendment? Think again. Under the First Amendment you can’t slander or defame. Nor can you offer a human sacrifice as part of your religion, nor deny medical care to a child.

This may be a huge blast of reality: Acting as an employee you have precisely n0 First Amendment rights. I have yet to read where someone is rolling on and on about limits to the First Amendment, which are well known. So why all this uproar over fanciful, imaginary boogy men?

True, background checks will not stop every bad person, but it will stop more than are being stopped now. And that might just make the difference in another mass shooting or another wife. Seems good enough for me and a lot of other, more rational gun owners.

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