Pelosi tells ABC's Good Morning America: "We want registration"

Dave Workman has the story here:

Roberts: Under the Bush administration, you pretty much said the ball was in their court when it came to reinstating the ban. Now, it's a Democratic President, a Democratic House. So, is the ball in your court where this is concerned?
Pelosi: Yes, it is. And we are just going to have to work together to come to some resolution because the court, in the meantime, in recent months, the Supreme Court has ruled in a very- in a direction that gives more opportunity for people to have guns. We never denied that right. We don't want to take their guns away. We want them registered. We don’t want them crossing state lines...

See also this from the Washington Times:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, announced last week that she wants to register guns. Her next move will be to try to confiscate them.

The speaker picked a television show with a viewership of 4.6 million to float the Democrats' coming gun-control push. Questioned on ABC's "Good Morning America" about the prospect of new gun-control laws now that "it's a Democratic president, a Democratic House," she responded, "We don't want to take their guns away. We want them registered."

Politicians and bureaucrats routinely claim that registration helps solve crimes. If a registered gun is used in a crime and left at the crime scene, registration supposedly lets the police trace the gun back to the criminal. Though this turn of events might work on fictional TV crime shows, it virtually never occurs in real life. Criminals' guns are rarely left at crime scenes. When guns are left behind, it usually is because a crook has been seriously injured or killed and the police are poised to catch him anyway. . . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check in with Canada on that. I think that has worked well for them.

4/10/2009 8:08 AM  
Blogger John Lott said...

I assume that you are making a joke. Canada's system has been very expensive and has helped solved virtually no crimes.

4/10/2009 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly !!!!

4/10/2009 5:29 PM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

I have said it before, and I will say it again.

At some point in time, we must hold those whom we elect, to the law. In this case, the Law would be the Constitution.

It pains me greatly that there are those who swear an oath, and then proceed to break said oath without consequence.

Why does this occur?

4/10/2009 5:46 PM  

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