Monday, January 28, 2013

Register or Rebel?

PJMedia is covering a story about the new registration scheme embedded in the ill-conceived and illegitimately passed weapons ban in New York.  Some folks are concerned that many law-abiding adults will simply choose to not comply with the law.
“I’ve heard from hundreds of people that they’re prepared to defy the law, and that number will be magnified by the thousands, by the tens of thousands, when the registration deadline comes,” said Brian Olesen, president of the American Shooters Supply, one of the largest gun dealers in the state.

Officials estimate at least 1 million semiautomatic rifles are owned in the state, sources said.
Officials admit that they have no idea where those guns might be. Neither do they have a firm handle on how many firearms might be included in this scheme. As the Founders intended, semi-auto firearms have been traded in lawful commerce for over a century without government interference and the folks tasked with enforcing this law are counting on the voluntary compliance of The People. When the government oversteps its authority, they're faced with The People deciding to simply not comply. That is an American tradition that is older than our Constitution.

We The People, run this nation.  Our legislators are simply servants.  I send mine harshly-worded memos fairly regularly.

1 comment:

Rivrdog said...

Look for Cuomo's AG to set up a Chekist snitch system to get people to rat out their neighbors.

Word to the wise, if you are going to resist, do it smart, this isn't Open Carry here, this is your freedom we're talking about.