Reasonable Regulation

Surrender your Fourth Amendment rights to exercise your Second Amendment rights. How does something like that end up in a bill by mistake? That’s not something you get through poor definitions:

“In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall … safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection.”

In other words, come into homes without a warrant to poke around. Failure to comply could get you up to a year in jail.

“I’m a liberal Democrat — I’ve voted for only one Republican in my life,” Palmer told me. “But now I understand why my right-wing opponents worry about having to fight a government takeover.”

Gee, ya think? That was deliberate, and no accident. There’s nothing that’s too draconian for these people when it comes to gun ownership. Get the message: “you should not be a gun owner!” They will abuse you to no end until you get that message.

UPDATE: It would seem it’s also been an “accident” in past legislative sessions.

8 thoughts on “Reasonable Regulation”

  1. They’re sociopaths only interested keeping criminals safe by making their victims defenseless. At BEST, it was a Freudian slip.

  2. Sounds like this Palmer guy is realizing we’re not so paranoid after all. Would they put up with this crap for any of the rights they like?

  3. In NYC if you own more then 4 firearm you also waived your 4th. Cops can come and inspect any time they want.

  4. A comment over at Say Uncle says the egislators are saying that section was a “mistake.” Not that there is any proposal to back it out. And perhaps the “mistake” was “We meant to do it in a few yars, not now.”

  5. if this passed without anyone noticing, I’m quite sure they would have never taken advantage of it and enforced it anyway. yeah, they would have been right there admitting the mistake and helping to get rid of it as soon as possible, I have no doubt………

  6. Surrender your Thirteenth Amendment rights for food stamps and welfare?

    It’s all good.

    Put a rider on that bill.

  7. Evil. We’d save many more lives inspecting medical facilities that perform outpatient surgery on an annual basis.

    The same liberals believe it is a travesty and privacy violation to require a doctor who performs an abortion on a minor without parental notification, ensure that the girl actually gets the prescribed antibiotics so she doesn’t die of infection.

  8. Note, however, that both the reporter and the lawyer think the actual law restricting second amendment rights is fine and dandy, but it’s a travesty to include something that restricts fourth amendment rights. Someone alert the minister of irony.

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