So people here have to use paper, sort through enormous stacks of forms and record books that gun stores are required to keep and to eventually turn over to the feds when requested. People would have to sign a document, Federal Form 4473, also called the Firearms Transaction Record, swearing that they were none of these things. Like, for all the guns all over the world, there's a master list that started with the No. “It's not 10,000 agents and a big sophisticated place. That's been a federal law, thanks to the NRA, since 1986: No searchable database of America's gun owners. In the loading dock, there's a forklift beeping, bringing in more boxes. If you take pictures of the gun records, you can save space. “These were Hurricane Katrina,” he says, leaning against a stack. Felons, illegal immigrants, and crazy people would be prohibited from buying guns.And, as an added bonus to self-protection, Pink Pistols could erode tenacious stereotypes, challenging the image of cringing weakness, especially for those who internalized it."Pink pistols," he wrote, "would do far more for the self-esteem of the next generation of gay men and women than any number of hate-crime laws or anti-discrimination statutes." Rauch went on: "If it became widely known that homosexuals carry guns and know how to use them, not many bullets would need to be fired.After every mass shooting in America – such as the one at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon – opponents of gun control like to quote the following line, attributed to Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826).The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms,” the third US President is supposed to have said, “is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
It's somebody's gun, and this is so exciting because now they know who did it. “If the criminal with a gun is to be tracked down quickly, then we must have registration in this country,” Johnson said. " I thought to myself, after pulling off a few well-placed rounds – 30 or so – in the target's chest, plus a few more in his head. Guns have never appealed to me, and I've had little exposure to them.But I felt confident in my teacher, Jeff Bloovman, a Philadelphia gun instructor and a member of the Pink Pistols, an LGBT group based around the belief that guns can go a long way in combating homophobia. Whatever it was, it was exhilarating, and not nearly as frightening as I had imagined.“When governments fear the people, there is liberty.” Well, to give the 21st-century American people a fighting chance against their own government, gun-loving Jefferson-quoters will have to decide between one of two options.Option one: disarm the American military almost completely.