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  •  I don't get this at all. (2+ / 0-)
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    Over the Edge, a2nite

    Why do firearms enthusiasts get concealed carry permits in such numbers? If you get one aren’t you telling the government you have guns? Seems like a counter-intuitive thing to do if it’s important to you to have a secret cache of weapons. If I were bent on tyranny the first group I would go for is the CC permit holders.

    How about a firearms hunting license? What about when your name is run through a database when you purchase a gun from a dealer? In any of those cases the government can reasonably infer you have guns. They may not know exactly what and how many but they know you have them.

    Also, sorry but I rank fears about “a list to go door to door and seize people's guns” in the same category as black helicopters and FEMA camps, i.e.: conspiracy theory – which has no place in a reality-based community.

    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

    by Joe Bob on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 11:31:05 AM PST

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    •  There is a difference between knowing you have (1+ / 0-)
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      KVoimakas

      a gun, or even guns and knowing exactly what guns you have,

      The latter tells them where to go if it should ever be decided that that people shouldn't have a particular model, such as an SKS, or whether they've gotten them all.

      There is also the problem with databases in general in that they can and are abused by other people.  This happens through hacking/cracking and through other nefarious means like newspapers getting list of permit holders and then publishing their names and addresses.

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