In America, there is absolutely no reason that there should have been even this many citizens complying with completely unconstitutional “gun registration”, and even less reason that the federal or state authorities should have the names and addresses of gun owners.
The Connecticut State Police apparently has a list of those who refused to register their so-called “assault weapon” with the state. These are people who have never knowingly registered their weapons with the state and, so far as they knew, should not even be on the state’s radar — how could this happen?
This has happened because of one simple fact — the federal government requires each gun dealer to complete and submit a Firearms Transaction Record, or Form 4473, which contains the name, address, date of birth, government-issued photo ID, National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check transaction number, make/model/serial number of the firearm, and a short federal affidavit stating that the purchaser is eligible to purchase firearms under federal law.
There is a major flaw in this practice, though, which most firearm owners do not know.
Lets examine how the federal government is authorized to collect this information in an attempt to regulate just who may or may not “legally” purchase a firearm.
“To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.” (Article 1, Section 8).
However, is regulating the ownership of firearms one of those “foregoing Powers” or “all other Powers vested by this Constitution…”? Not according to the Constitution, which strictly defines those powers — in fact, the original Constitution is completely silent as to this “power”. The Second Amendment was ratified later, and in fact recognized the right to keep and bear arms as a personal right that cannot be regulated by government. And, as any first-year Constitutional student knows, if the Constitution is silent as to any “power” — then the government is NOT granted that power, and has absolutely no authority to exercise it in any way.
Absolutely not! In point of fact, when read correctly (in the context in which it was originally written and intended), the Second Amendment serves as a complete and absolute bar against the States regulating the right of the People to keep and bear arms — reserving that power solely to “the People”.
So the bottom line is this:
- The federal government has absolutely NO power to regulate the ownership of any firearm, since they were never granted this power by the Constitution;
- The State governments have absolutely NO power to regulate the ownership of any firearm, since they were specifically PROHIBITED from exercising this power by the Second Amendment;
- No firearms dealer in America is under any LEGAL obligation to perform any type of “background check” regarding the purchase of any firearm by any American — there is absolutely NO legal authority for requiring them to do so, since Congress was never granted the power to enact any law respecting the right to keep and bear arms.
- No firearms dealer in America is under any LEGAL obligation to complete, submit or retain any type of documentation regarding the purchase of any firearm by any American — there is absolutely NO legal authority for requiring them to do so, since Congress was never granted the power to enact any law respecting the right to keep and bear arms.
People MUST learn exactly what powers the government has — and exercise an ACTIVE refusal to allow the governments to exercise powers that they were never granted.
Until they do, scenes like this will be repeated because the government has information which the Constitution and the Second Amendment never authorized them to collect or possess.