There are many fronts on the war against the Second Amendment.
Liberal politicians want to deprive you of owning a gun, so they pass extensive laws to make it difficult for you to get one. They levy fees and burdens on the gun-sellers to raise the price of guns and ammo.
Probably most vile is their depiction of guns in popular culture. In movies and TV we are told that guns are only for the cops or soldiers. That people who use guns are violent criminals.
They have created an attitude among many Americans that guns are scary things, best left to the professionals. This, more than anything else, has undermined the integrity of the Second Amendment, causing many Americans to neglect this important right.
Now we know about another step by the left to discourage gun ownership, and it comes in the form of Big Brother.
Hawaii’s governor signed a bill making it the first state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country, his office said.
The move by gun control proponents in the liberal state represents an effort to institute some limits on firearms in the face of a bitter national debate over guns that this week saw Democratic lawmakers stage a sit-in at the U.S. House of Representatives.
This didn’t happen overnight. We talked about Hawaii’s move to pass this law a month ago. The recent shootings, though, probably pushed it over the edge. The fact that law-abiding citizens in Hawaii are now treated as criminals for owning a gun is grossly un-American. It violates our most fundamental rights granted by the Constitution.
The government has no right monitoring Americans whose only crime was to buy a gun. This is a right, not a privilege. Yet this law is directly violating the Second Amendment, which says: “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” But when you know the state will be watching you like a criminal for owning a gun, how can that not be viewed as infringement?
I will not be surprised to see this law challenged in court. It is the most heinous attack on the Second Amendment in a long time. And many Hawaiian citizens won’t sit down for it.