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No Lawyers – Only Guns and Money writes of a CBS TV story this past weekend, wherein the Brady Bunch (not the Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! one) advocates Concealed Weapon Permit Holders need to be in a publicly-accessible database. Nationwide.
You know, like sex offenders.
I didn’t know that being a sex offender was the moral equivalent of being a legal, law-enforcement vetted, licensed gun possessor and carrier? When did THIS happen?
Is there an addition to the Bill of Rights with which I’m not familiar? Amendment the #$%, ‘The Right of Sex Offenders Shall Not Be Infringed?’ The post further states:
So Dan Gross believes that there should be a national database of concealed carry holders which is publicly accessible. Hmm, that sounds just like the databases of convicted sex offenders. Will CCW holders be required to notify their neighbors that they hold a permit? Will you be able to go online and pull up all CCW holders within a certain distance from your home? Will permit holders need to get the permission of authorities if they want to change their residences? Will permit holders by banned through zoning of residing in certain areas of a town because it is too close to a school?
I’m sure the Brady Campaign would deny that they want concealed carry permit holders to be treated just the same as convicted sex offenders. Nonetheless, a public, national registry would have a similar impact and that would make the gun prohibitionists very happy.
How about a registry for persons who avail themselves of Amendment the First? You know, like Dan Gross?
h/t John Richardson, CBS News