NZ Data Breaches Offer Dire Warning For American Registration Efforts
By Tom Knighton
Gun registration leads to confiscation. I’ve said it before and I’m damn sure not the first, either. Even if the officials calling for registration aren’t interested in confiscation, eventually someone will figure out that those records can be used to take guns from law-abiding citizens. If not now, then at some point in the future.
However, there are other problems with registries. While politicians can reassure both the electorate and themselves that no such confiscation is over the horizon, they can’t promise no one else might be interested in the information.
A gun owners’ group says it fears a planned firearms registry will be a “juicy target” for criminals after multiple recent Government data breaches.
But the Police Association said the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) was scaremongering, and predictions of rampant firearm owner civil disobedience were ridiculous.
Some firearm owners were probably already hiding guns, fearing the register would endanger their loved ones, COLFO said on Monday.
The register was among the second wave of proposed gun law reforms initiated after the March 15 Christchurch mosque shootings.
Source:: Bearing Arms