After the Sandy Hook escapade Barack Obama issued 23 executive actions that were unconstitutional (given the Second Amendment’s protections of the people’s rights from infringements by government). And– New York and Connecticut stepped in with pretended legislation to force gun owners to register their weapons. Though there are laws against the federal government maintaining a registry of gun owners, it appears that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is being used to create a national registry, and the feds have admitted openly in news reports that they are violating federal law.
According to federal law 28 CFR 25.9 (Retention and destruction of records in the system) the federal government is restricted from retaining any information about a gun owner and the firearm they purchase. The law reads:
“The NICS, including the NICS Audit Log, may not be used by any Department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to establish any system for the registration of firearms, firearm owners, or firearm transactions or dispositions, except with respect to persons prohibited from receiving a firearm by 18 U.S.C. 922(g) or (n) or by state law. The NICS Audit Log will be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis to detect any possible misuse of the NICS data.”
The only people whose information would be retained are those prohibited from owning a gun, such as convicted criminals.
However, in a recent Washington Post article, the Government Accounting Office cited the following information:
“Between 2004 and 2014, suspected terrorists attempted to purchase guns from American dealers at least 2,233 times. And in 2,043 of those cases — 91 percent of the time — they succeeded.”
“Upon first reading, many Americans might be glad the authorities are keeping an eye on those potential terrorists in our midst. Of course, the facts are a little different. The term ‘suspected terrorists’ in this case means somebody on the combined terrorist watch-list. These are people that may have never been convicted or even charged with a crime. The list has expanded so much that there are around 700,000 names on the list.
“They include a number of journalists, former Department of Justice ethics adviser Jesselyn Radack, Nelson Mandela, and the list of non-terrorists and false positives goes on forever. Known nonviolent activists have been added to the list because there is no real justification required to be placed on it, only a ‘reasonable suspicion.’
“Even more disturbing is that to make the matches, the government must retain records on everyone, or at least have every purchase in a supposedly confidential system scanned. That data is being shared within the government, contrary to federal law.
“When the FBI released its figures, it went as far as saying that 2,000 known or suspected terrorists bought a pistol, sports rifle, or assault weapon. This means they are collecting information about the types of purchases as well. Just matching a name to a list would not be enough to come up with accurate data. This means the NICS program, which was promised to be free from other agencies, is sharing personal data such as name, date of birth, address, and social security number.
“To be very clear, the NICS system is retaining records of legal purchases, it is sharing that information with other agencies, it is retaining and sharing information containing enough detail to match the purchaser to a government created list, and now the US government is publicizing the fact that it is doing this even though it is a violation of federal law.
According to law, information can only be retained on individuals who are prohibited from owning a gun, not those “suspected” of being terrorists.
Instead, the federal government, under the Obama administration is violating the law once again. Obama’s push for the No-fly No-Buy nonsense is a backdoor approach to target legal gun owners and to potentially label them as suspected terrorists without any proof.
Under Obama’s approach the Fifth Amendment no longer exists in order to violate, and eventually eliminate the Second Amendment. In some cases, governors are involved in this charade, such as Gov. Malloy of Connecticut.
Any increase in any government oversight, including increased or regulated background checks, armed school policemen or mental health requirements, all lead to an all powerful totalitarian authoritative government.
Remember, registration leads to confiscation, and confiscation leads to… well, have a read.
Tim Brown is an author and editor and writer for FreedomOupost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews