Via Bullets First:
Any rational minded person understands that the reason you have a firearm registry is in order to make it easier to confiscate those weapons later. I mean, a registry doesn’t stop crime, it doesn’t help solve crimes either unless someone actually LEAVES the gun behind, and it doesn’t make anyone safer.
What it does do is give the Federal Government an EZ Pass on the highway of tyranny. This is of extra import when it comes to military veterans as the Obama administration has all ready made it clear that it views veterans as a terrorist subset of Americans.
Case in point, Operation Vigilant Eagle, a program launched by the Department of Homeland Security in 2009. Military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are being characterized as extremists and potential domestic terrorist threats because they may be “disgruntled, disillusioned or suffering from the psychological effects of war.”
How easy is it to get on the Obama crap-list? Post something negative about him on facebook or write a disparaging song about him and put it on youtube.
Sounds crazy right? Not so crazy to 27 year old Marine veteran Brandon Raub, who was arrested in 2013 by a swarm of FBI and Secret Service and forcibly detained in a psychiatric ward for a week. His crime? Posting controversial song lyrics and political views on Facebook.
Here’s an example of his “dangerous” and “radical” facebook statements:
“The United States was meant to lead the charge against injustice, but through our example not our force. People do not respond to having liberty and freedom forced on them.”
In a hearing on Aug. 20, government officials pointed to Raub’s Facebook posts as the reason for his incarceration. The scary part is that a “Special Justice” ordered he be held for 30 additional days for evaluation and “treatment.” I’m sure a lot of “treatment” can take place in a month…just look at China…they have treatment centers for people who speak out against the government too.
Fortunately for Raub, Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett stepped in and dismissed the case against him stating the prosecutions case was: “so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.”
Yet now, the Department of Veterans Affairs wants vets to voluntarily enter their firearms into a Federal Registry.
Some veterans have received a form letter in recent days from the VA offering gun locks if they return a completed form listing their name, address and number of guns in the home.
The letter states:
“As your partner in healthcare, we are committed to keeping you and your family safe. Gun locks have been shown to greatly reduce death and injury caused by firearms in the home. If you own a gun, we hope you will request and use a gun lock.”
That’s right. “Just give us all the information we want about your guns and we will give you a shiny new gun lock for each of them…so it will be harder for you to get to them when we storm your house in the middle of the night to take them.” The Native Indians on Manhattan got a similar deal back in the day.
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing inherently evil about gun locks if you have kids in your household and whatnot but let’s not pretend that this isn’t a blatant attempt to get firearm information of people that this administration views as a threat.
If the VA was REALLY interested in handing out safety locks, they would make the locks available at VA offices, hospitals and clinics for vets to come in and take a couple without having to forfeit their privacy to their ever invasive eye of the government.
To all the veterans who served this country with honor and distinction I say; do not be complicit and facilitate your own injustice. Take a pass on this offer for free gun locks because the only benefit that will come of it will be making the FBI’s job easier when they storm your house to take your guns.