By U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.)
Mississippi – -(AmmoLand.com)- Growing up in Monticello, guns were a normal part of life: for hunting, for protection, for sport, for collecting. It was not unusual to see rifles on truck gun racks or hanging over fireplaces.
What would have been unusual then–and would still be unusual today–would be discovering that the government was keeping a list of law-abiding citizens who had guns, or would allow that list to be published by a newspaper.
A few years ago, New York reporters published databases showing where licensed gun owners and permit holders lived in that state: creating a virtual shopping list for criminals seeking to steal weapons. Now, New York seeks to require all gun owners to register their handguns with the New York State Police.
I’m not sure what they’re thinking in places like New York, but one thing is clear: Not a single federal dollar should be used for states or cities to target the Second …Read the Rest