Please vote for my petition on WhiteHouse.gov:
Create a national gun registry as part of our nation's efforts to increase gun safety.
A direct link to the petition:
This is a new petition. You won't find it if you search for this title or for the issue Firearms. This is due to the fact that petitions need at least 150 votes before they are publicly searchable.
I've spoken to many folks locally; I live in Florida. When I explain the issue to them in essentially the same way that I've presented here they all agree that a national registry is a common sense action that our national government should take to increase gun safety.
I haven't heard anyone in the political arena or the talking heads talk about such a registry. I get the sense that national legislation to create such a registry is a non-starter unless American citizens advocate in favor of this.
The full text of the petition is:
Title: Create a national gun registry as part of our nation's efforts to increase gun safety.
Our right to vote is enshrined in the Constitution. We currently have public rolls of American citizens who are registered voters. You must register if you want to exercise this right. You must prove your identity when you register.
Our right to own and bear arms in enshrined in the Constitution. Why isn't some national law enforcement agency maintaining a roll of American citizens who previously have and want to exercise their right to bear arms? Why shouldn't you have to prove your identity when you exercise this right?
Maintaining a national registry would remove the financial burden of such an expensive effort from the states, it would provide nation-wide access to the registry data, and it would improve gun safety in our nation.
Created: Feb 06, 2013