GOP Rep: ‘The Government Is Never Going to Know What Weapons I Own’
Republican Rep. Chip Roy slam Democrats' gun control push
Republican Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) has blasted the Democrats' ongoing push for gun control measures, declaring that “the government is never going to know what weapons I own.”
The Texas congressman made the declaration during a speech on the House floor on Wednesday.
Rep. Roy warned that bills such as H.R. 8, the Democrats’ universal background checks legislation, are still being debated.
In order to be enforceable, universal background checks require a gun registry.
Roy was making clear that he, and many other law-abiding Americans, are not going to be giving up information on their guns.
The GOP lawmaker vowed to defend the Second Amendment rights of the people.
“The government is never going to know what weapons I own," TheFirstonTv quoted Roy saying.
"Let me be clear about that. It’s not gonna happen!”
Rep. @chiproytx goes nuclear on Democrats in defense of Americans' gun rights:— The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 10, 2021
"The government is never going to know what weapons I own. Let me be clear about that. It’s not gonna happen!" pic.twitter.com/4xgd14I5Wm
As Breitbart noted, the Obama Administration admitted the necessity of a gun registry for universal background checks.
Democrats pushed for universal background checks in the wake of the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School attack:
On January 4, 2013, National Institute of Justice Deputy Director Greg Ridgeway observed universal background checks need to be coupled with a gun registry in order to be effective.
He did this in a document titled, “Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies.”
In the summary section of the document Ridgeway noted that “requiring gun registration” one of the key components of making universal background checks effective.
He briefly elaborated:
Most states do not have a registry of firearm ownership.
Currently NICS background checks are destroyed within 24 hours.
Some states maintain registration of all firearms.
Gun registration aims to 1) increase owner responsibility by directly connecting an owner with a gun, 2) improve law enforcement’s ability to retrieve guns from owners prohibited from possessing firearms.
Gun registration also allows for the monitoring of multiple gun purchases in a short period of time.
The ties between universal background checks and firearm registration highlight the insidious nature of universal checks to begin with.
They are one gun control measure that leads to multiple other controls.