|QUOTE (Ziggy455 @ Sunday, Apr 21 2013, 20:13)|
|QUOTE (GTASAddict @ Sunday, Apr 21 2013, 19:07)|
| Would a national gun control registry infringe upon our 2nd amendment rights? |
I believe so. The right to bear arms of course would be infringed upon if a national gun control registry was put in effect. You're not given the right again otherwise.
I disagree. A registry for firearms in and of itself no way impedes on the individual's right to possess them. Regardless, the Second Amendment is already subject to extensive interpretation. Fully automatic weapons require special licenses, most purchases are recorded, various accessories are subject to federal taxation, certain kinds of ammunition are outlawed, civilian ownership of operational military weaponry is effectively illegal. Given that these have been declared constitutional, I don't think it's any greater an infringement to ask people to register weapons. It's illogical, in my view, to argue that firearm registration would infringe on the Second Amendment given that it doesn't actually directly limit access to firearms, and numerous pieces of legislation have been passed, queried and declared constitutional, which do
limit access to firearms.