Senators Seek To Beef Up Law Banning Fed Money For Registries
By Tom Knighton
It’s currently federal law that federal dollars can’t be used to fund gun registration problems. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways around the law.
Now, lawmakers are looking to strengthen the ban to prevent any such shenanigans.
The GRIP Act would clarify existing law prohibiting the use of federal money by states or local entities for the storage or “listing” of sensitive, personal information related to the legal ownership of firearms. The bill has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
“Law-abiding citizens should be free to exercise their Second Amendment rights without overly intrusive government interference. This bill will help to ensure that gun owners are not unlawfully tracked by any government,” said Senator Joni Ernst.
“Federal law prohibits the government from tracking law-abiding gun owners and that ban extends to using federal dollars for such ill-advised activities on the local or state level. This legislation clarifies that point,” said Senator Hyde-Smith. “It would ensure local gun control schemes don’t wrongfully exploit federal resources to track people who own or purchase firearms legally.”
The bill doesn’t interfere with databases for law-enforcement issued weapons or stolen guns, naturally.
Now, I’ll be honest, I like this bill. I think it …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms