May 30, 2004

Fingerprints for Ammo

Senator Jack Scott,
Democrat, Pasadena:
If you want a bullet, this
man wants your fingerprints.


(c) No vendor shall sell or otherwise transfer ownership of any ammunition without at the time of purchase recording the following information on a form to be prescribed by the Department of Justice:
(d) The vendor shall also at the time of purchase or transfer obtain the right thumbprint of the purchaser or transferee on the above form.
(f) (1) ... If the right thumbprint is not available, then the vendor shall have the purchaser or transferee use his or her left thumb, or any available finger, and shall so indicate on the form. If the purchaser or transferee is physically unable to provide a thumbprint or fingerprint, the vendor shall so indicate on the form.
Ah, the latest proof that the law is an ass on which every one gets a turn. You've got to admire that last bit where, if you have no fingers or thumbs,you get a pass on the fingerprint requirement.

This extension of government power and intrusion into your life passed the California Senate last week, 22-16. The record of those who voted for and against is: Here.

You'd think that requiring citizens to fingerprint other citizens when they go out to buy legal products would have something like the ACLU up in arms. But no. They don't care about this. Maybe you don't either, but think for a minute about the power of precedent in law. A fingerprint for a bullet now, a fingerprint for a bottle of vodka later, a fingerprint for those deadly cigarettes a bit after that, a fingerprint to vote, a fingerprint to buy a book, a fingerprint to buy anything.

Of course, this law requires that the person selling the ammo keep the fingerprints at his place of business. This year. Next year it will be, "You know all those fingerprints we made you keep, well send them in. We not only need to know who has the guns, we need to know how many rounds they have. Why? We're the Democrats, we're the Buttinsky Party. We don't need a reason."

Posted by Vanderleun at May 30, 2004 9:30 AM
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Arnie IS going to veto this, right?

Posted by: Harvey at June 2, 2004 7:39 AM

i know most US citezens, deep down, care about this. Problem is, they let the government think and speak for them. If you know poeple like this, just tell them .. "if you do not understant what you are voting for DO NOT VOTE". if you want to vote, "understand what you are voting for". the rules are going to change our "hometown" to where we will be only allowed by government permission only. this is scary. i would not want to see a civil rebellion, but remember WHY WE BECAME THE USA!! revolt against exaclty what is happening now. Give it another 20-30 years .. we will stand up!

Posted by: Kirk at October 18, 2009 10:03 AM