Registration leads to… outrageous government intimidation of your exercise of your fundamental rights. I’m laughing here: the more the antigunners overstep their bounds, the more opportunities we have to sue them into submission.
If a white Southern Sheriff and Attorney General had sent a “friendly reminder” letter — watch out new voter, you could be prosecuted for voter fraud if you exercise that right to vote, so y’all be careful, hear?– to every newly registered voter during the 1960s Civil Rights movement, that’d have been outrageous, right?
Well, see below.
Joe Huffman’s Gun Bigots parallel makes more sense every day.
This particular letter appears to be a continuation of a pilot program from a couple years back. Letters like this were sent to Los Angeles gun purchasers in specific neighborhoods on day 2 or 3 of their 10-day waiting period.
…a working group consisting of various law enforcement agencies that included the California Department of Justice, the Los Angeles Police Department and the City Attorney’s Office initiated a “letter campaign.” As part of this campaign, new gun buyers who resided in the two pilot areas, would receive a letter … that indicated that the gun purchase had been documented….
One of the measures of success of the program was that it deterred purchasers from completing the sale:
The letter campaign has been regarded as successful for two reasons. First…the number of individuals who “cancelled” the gun purchase, or did not take possession of the gun after receiving the letter, substantially increased….
Of course, they’re continuing the program despite a study that found “The letter appears to have no effect on the legal transfer rate or on the short-term rate of guns subsequently turning up in a crime.” And they appear to now be sending it to handgun purchasers across LA, not just in crime-ridden neighborhoods. Overbroad much?
ROFLMAO. I can’t wait to see the lawsuit on this one. Details in this Calguns thread.