New op-ed at Fox News: "Obama just got one giant step closer towards creating a national gun registry"

Fox News Opinion

My newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
President Obama is taking a big step towards creating a national gun registry.  Hawaii looks like it is about to provide the federal government with the list of all the gun owners in the state.  Supposedly, keeping a list of gun owners’ names will enable the FBI to tell police if a gun owner ever gets arrested. 
But a national gun registry isn’t necessary to do this check.  The FBI isn’t the only organization that can do background checks on already existing gun owners.  
Hawaii already has a gun registry, and can regularly run its list of names to see if people have gotten arrested. 
Some concealed carry states do that for their concealed handgun permit holders.  For example, Kentucky checks its list of permit holders every month. 
Hawaii is going to pay for entering the names in the new federal registry by charging gun owners a new fee.  But, even if this registration reduced crime, it would hardly be just the gun owners who have registered their guns who would be the only ones who benefit.  Economics would indicate that the people who benefit from this proposal should be the ones to pay for it. 
If Hawaii officials really think that this will reduce crime for everyone and they aren’t just pushing this as a way to reduce gun ownership even further, they can pay for these checks out of general revenue. 
This will undoubtedly be a waste of money. Out of all the guns owned in the US, just hundredths of one percent are used in committing crimes, and the rate that registered guns are used in crimes is a tiny fraction of that.  For concealed handgun permit holders the revocation rate for any firearms related violation is thousandths of one percent, and almost all of those are trivial, nonviolent offenses. 
Gun control advocates have long claimed that gun registration will help solve crime. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a registered gun is left at a crime scene, it can be used to identify the criminal.
Unfortunately, it rarely works out this way. . . . .
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If anyone else had done a fraction of the security violations that Hillary Clinton did, they would be in jail for a very long time

Here is a case of a sailor who took a photo of a nuclear sub for his personal use (no bad guys saw the picture).  From Politico:
. . . Prosecutors allege that Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier used a cellphone camera to take photos in the classified engine room of the nuclear submarine where he worked as a mechanic, the USS Alexandria, then destroyed a laptop, camera and memory card after learning he was under investigation. 
Last July, Saucier was indicted on one felony count of unlawful retention of national defense information and another felony count of obstruction of justice. He pleaded guilty Friday to the classified information charge, which is part of the Espionage Act, a prosecution spokesman confirmed. No charge of espionage was filed and no public suggestion has been made that he ever planned to disclose the photos to anyone outside the Navy. 
The sailor now faces a maximum possible sentence of up to ten years in prison, but faced up to 30 years if found guilty on both charges. Federal guidelines discussed in court Friday appear to call for a sentence of about five to six-and-a-half years, although the defense has signaled it will seek a lighter sentence. . . . 
“I just don’t think it’s fair,” said Gene Pitcher, a retired Navy sailor who served with Saucier aboard the Alexandria. “In reality, what [Hillary Clinton] did is so much worse than what Kris did. ... I think it’s just a blatant double standard.” . . .



Another list of vote fraud cases

For those who claim that there isn't vote fraud, you might find this site challenging.



New book out by my friend Frank Buckley that is well worth your time to read

I put up a review at Amazon.com on Frank Buckley's new book "The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America."  My review is available here.  Highly recommended.



Hundreds of dead people voting in Southern California, mainly in Los Angeles County

From CBS channel 2 in Los Angeles:
A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County. 
“He took a lot of time choosing his candidates,” said Annette Givans of her father, John Cenkner. 
Cenkner died in Palmdale in 2003. Despite this, records show that he somehow voted from the grave in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. 
But he’s not the only one. 
CBS2 compared millions of voting records from the California Secretary of State’s office with death records from the Social Security Administration and found hundreds of so-called dead voters. . . .