Cynthia A. Janak
August 1, 2005
Gun registration list retraction -- Nope
By Cynthia A. Janak

I love you people. I really do. The responses that I am receiving have been great. Some agree totally with what I had to say and on the other end of the spectrum, others wanted a retraction to some statements about gun registration lists. Well, a retraction they are not going to get. What I am going to do is explain further about how gun registration laws work and how they can be abused.

The federal government has every gun registered. The registration is at the state level. Question: Whom do the states report to? The government that's who. If the government perceives a potential danger on any scale, who do you think they will contact first. They will contact the state government for the gun registration list or the FOID list. Also, do you really think that your state governor will refuse to turn over that list? Think again. That list will be in the hands of the federal agents and the military in no time flat. They will be knocking on the doors of the law-abiding citizens informing them of the surrender of all arms to the government. They will also have the list of any and all arms that are registered to that household in hand. Heaven forbid you cannot find one. I am sure the agents will be empowered to search your residence to locate said firearm. It happened in Europe. The tactic was sound so why not use it again. Sounds good to me.

If they, for some reason, do not have the gun registration list, they have the FOID list that tells them who all the gun owners are in the state. They know what they are doing and it has been planned out for some time now. Don't believe me read on. Here is a brief history about gun control and how it works.

For the Record on Gun Control

In 1911, Turkey established gun control.
From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1928, Germany established gun control.
From 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill, and others, who were unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control.
From 1929 to 1953, approximately 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1935, China established gun control.
From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents were unable to defend themselves and were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1956, Cambodia established gun control.
From 1975 to1977, one million "educated" people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1964, Guatemala established gun control.
From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1970, Uganda established gun control.
From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

That places total victims who lost their lives because they were unable to defend their liberty at approximately 56 million in the 20th century.

Here is an article from Canada. Read it and look for the similarities of gun registration in United States. Why is it that this professor can see the intrusion but not the individual citizen?

Misfire: Firearm Registration in Canada
Publication Date: March 2001
Publication Format: Public Policy Sources
Author(s): Gary Mauser, Professor, Simon Fraser University

Executive Summary: In 1995, the Canadian government introduced universal firearm registration. The plan is to license all gun owners by January 1, 2001, and then register all firearms by January 1, 2003. It was claimed that firearm registration would cost no more than $85 million over five years. Freedom of Information requests have uncovered that firearm registration has cost at least $600 million over the past three years. In addition to concerns about mismanagement, the firearm registration has been criticized for its abuse of individual privacy and property rights. Few believe that forcing hunters and target shooters to register their firearms will actually reduce criminal violence.

The "demonization" of ordinary people who happen to own a gun lays the foundation for a massive increase in governmental intrusiveness in the lives of ordinary citizens. Firearm registration violates the basic principles of policing set forth by Sir Robert Peel, the father of the English "Bobbies." Passive resistance to firearm registration is expected to be widespread as it has been in other countries. The history of gun control in both Canada and the United Kingdom demonstrates the "slippery slope" toward eroding personal liberties, a process that begins with even the most benign appearing gun control measures.

Now, I know that all you gun control advocates are saying that the previous article was from Canada. You are telling yourselves that it will not happen here in America, the land of the free. Well think again.

Following is an article that was dated in 2002 about the same thing but worse. The law-abiding people in the State of Illinois already have the state troopers knocking on their doors confiscating their firearms. Why you ask? It is happening because the law-abiding citizen failed to keep their FOID registration up to date. Therefore, because they are not on the registration list, they are being treated as gunrunners and their legal firearms are being confiscated.

Read it and weep for the sovereignty of the United States of America.

Confiscation of Registered Guns Begins in Illinois

January 23, 2002

In the last edition of The Illinois Shooter, we reported on the activities of a shady taskforce known as the Chicago Anti Gun Enforcement (CAGE) unit. This elite squad, operated jointly by the Illinois State Police, the Chicago Police Department, and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, supposedly exists to identify illegal gunrunners. However, information gained by the ISRA makes it clear that the CAGE unit is targeting law-abiding citizens, not criminal gunrunners.

Thanks to a ruling by a liberal federal judge, the CAGE unit now has the name of every single person in the United States who, since 1992, lawfully purchased more than one handgun in the period of a week. The CAGE unit also has all the makes, models and serial numbers of those guns. In essence, the Chicago Police Department is now registering guns and gun owners nationwide.

The ISRA has also learned that the CAGE unit has compiled a list of families where more than one person in that family holds a FOID card. Acting on that information, the CAGE unit is now contacting gun shops where those families have shopped, and is illegally registering all guns purchased by those families.

Now, it appears that the CAGE unit is scrubbing Chicago's gun registration list against the list of FOID card holders. Indications are that folks who have let their registrations and FOIDs lapse will have their guns confiscated. We have to wonder how long it will be until state troopers show up at the doors to confiscate the guns of non-Chicago residents who have let their FOIDs expire.

Source: Illinois State Rifle Association

I had to throw this one into the mix because people think that Texas would not have such a registry. Think again. This article is from 1996. I know I was surprised when I read it.

"Smoking Gun:" Texas Officials Using Brady Law to Register Gun Owners

(Monday, August 26) GOA has clear evidence that some police officials in Texas are keeping the records of firearms purchases, in defiance of the Brady law. These records (taken from the Brady-mandated background checks) go back many months and have been used for purposes other than that which they were intended for, such as collecting fines or fees. These records include the name, address and driver's license number of the gun owner.

This registration of gun owners is something that Gun Owners of America has warned about from the very start. No matter how many prohibitions against registration one writes into the law, the question arises: "Who guards the guardians?" Who will be responsible for punishing officials that break the law? Can we really depend on officials to prosecute their fellow brothers in blue for a crime that might be considered harmless by some?

Indeed, the former Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) admitted in 1991 that the instant background check was easily susceptible to abuse. The OTA said that "the potential [for registration] exists regardless of legal prohibitions."

Gun registration (or gun owner registration) is dangerous because of the potential for firearms confiscation. Consider that in New York City, police used gun registration lists to confiscate the firearms of law-abiding citizens. The Daily News (9/5/92) reported in 1992 that, "Police raided the home of a Staten Island man who refused to comply with the city's tough ban on assault weapons, and seized an arsenal of firearms....Spot checks are planned [for other homes]."

New York City police were able to use the gun registration lists, which were started in the 1960's, to determine which gun owners were not complying with the semi-auto ban. Clearly, gun owner registration can be, and often is, a prelude to gun confiscation.

The simple fact is that it is too great a temptation for officials to keep names on file even after they are supposed to be deleted. This is a risk that gun owners, and all law-abiding citizens, should be unwilling to take.

Illinois governor Blagojevich on gun registration lists.

On Wednesday, Gov. Blagojevich sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft expressing concerns over a federal law that could force Illinois to destroy a database containing 2.15 million records of gun transactions. Authorities use the information to investigate gun trafficking and other crimes.

Wow, 2.15 million records of gun transactions! That is a lot of guns sold in Illinois and a lot of law-abiding gun owners. I wonder how many years that list spans. I know it is not 90 days.

Here is more about the Illinois legislation and gun control.

If passed, HB 2414 would ban the possession of a wide variety of semiautomatic sporting firearms owned by hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Illinois citizens. Under HB 2414, gun owners would have 90 days to surrender their firearms to the police, or face felony prosecution and stiff jail sentences. Any such firearms they surrender would be forfeited without compensation.

And you thought it could not happen in America. Well I guess you will just have to rethink that. These mandates are actually mandates that are coming down from the UN.

All this is in preparation for the total undermining of the United States of America, which is part of the Organization of American States.

In my next article, which I am already writing, I will show you the highlights of the Charter of the Organization of American States and what it means to the United States Citizen. It is not pretty and you will see how the policies of our government have reflected those policies since President Truman signed it in 1948, ratified in 1951. The signing of A-63 by President Clinton on November 14, 1997 in regards to Article XXV of this Convention, which is about gun control.

I know that different people wrote the comments that I have here. I wanted you to see that I am not the only one that sees what is happening to the law-abiding citizens of the United States. There are many more examples but I am already on page five and I think that it is enough to wet your appetite to search further.

"The great object is that every man be armed..." Patrick Henry Virginia Delegation, Constitution Ratification Convention, 1788

I am going to leave you with this question. Do you really think that the government will destroy the gun registration lists? If you believe they will, who will check to make sure it is done? I know it is not me.

Just a little note: CAFTA was passed today, July 28th, 2005. The countdown has begun to 2015, which is the unification of the Americas. Are you ready to raise your hand to the flag of the United Nations?

© Cynthia A. Janak


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Cynthia Janak is a freelance journalist, mother of three, foster mother of one, grandmother of five, business owner, Chamber of Commerce member... (more)


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