If I told you your future is in Hawaii, you’d think I was selling timeshares, right?
But it’s the future of gun regulation in this country, if gun-regulating pols win this fall. Hawaii may be our 50th state, but it’s also the first in some new regulatory forays. From columnist Edward Kozak:
The Aloha State became the first state in the nation to place law-abiding gun owners in a central database, laying the foundation for the confiscation of firearms.
The left is not after a nation without violence, but a state with absolute power over the nation it is meant to serve.
The legislation “authorizes county police departments in Hawaii to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service,” a statement from the governor’s office said.
The service is called the “Rap Back” system, “a service of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that provides continuous criminal record monitoring,” according to the governor’s statement.
“The service notifies the agencies when a firearm owner is arrested for a criminal offense anywhere in the country,” it continues. ‘This will allow county police departments in Hawaii to evaluate whether the firearm owner may continue to legally possess and own firearms.”
Hawaii already requires its citizens to register their firearms, making confiscation easy should someone be flagged in the system. This legislation — which has worrying implications for due process as being arrested for a crime is by no means the same as being tried and convicted of one — reveals just how easy confiscation is once the government has a list of registered gun owners.
Sign’em up. Easier said than done, of course, many will resist. Making NOW legal gun owners…criminal.
Then there drving up price: requiring “smart guns”, new tech, etc. etc. will raise the cost for legal gun owners to purchase the new ones that are “allowed”. Lower income folks either get priced out, and endangered, or have to buy what would now be “illegal” weapons. Making them…criminals.
Soon, you’ve made “criminal gun ownership” more common among people who’ve never in the life so much as spit on the sidewalk. Or you’ve left more and more Americans, gay, straight, women, men, rural, urban, unprotected.
Not yet. But the model is on display in Hawaii.