"We've already been hoodwinked by the government and industry when we allowed a law requiring that our cars be registered."<quoted text>
We've already been hoodwinked by the government and industry when we allowed a law requiring that our cars be registered. That was a boon for big government allowing the creation of the department of motor vehicles. People who would never keep a job in the private sector because of their rudeness, arrogance and ignorance find a lifetime career as a result of the law. Of course, once they got control of that piece of private property, they are free to expand upon that control by forcing a property owner to purchase insurance thus enriching those who sell insurance. Governments are free to add additional fees based upon the value of that private property. There is really no need to register a vehicle anymore than a need to register bicycles or register a horse carriage but the government will never eliminate the law requiring license plates because the industry surrounding the law makes too much money off of it and they would never allow their representatives to take away from those laws. They will advocate adding to the law as long as they can make a buck.
That's what they are doing with gun control law. Legislating against other peoples private property. They are not against the property that they own. Just the types of guns that other people own. When enough people agree to that to pass it into law, the next group of law makers will expand upon it adding more types of guns and more paperwork rules and fees and fines. Eventually, all private citizens who own a gun will be listed in a central database and be required to purchase insurance for that right and to ensure the insurance doesn't expire, the registration will expire and more fees and taxes and photo ID's and training certificates and refresher certification and fees and taxes and fines and documentation...it's a slippery slope and a cash cow for bureaucrats and anyone in the gun control industry.
Unless you're trying to tell me that they made us register our cars because the intended to ban them the comparison is invalid.
I'll get back to you when you're in the mood for a more rational discussion.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.