A pro-gun organization is concerned that President Obama and
other liberal "gun-grabbing" politicians may try to do what Germany
has just started and create a vast gun registry.
Germany has just
implemented a registry that includes every legal gun owner in the
country, along with information about all of his or her firearms.
German authorities were able to compile the database based on
records that in some cases were kept on index cards across what
used to be 551 local registries.
Mike Hammond is legislative counsel to Gun Owners of
America. He says the German gun registry has done nothing to
deter crime there.
"They essentially have very strict gun control, and yet it
hasn't solved their crime problem," he tells OneNewsNow. "And
incidentally, there are probably more illegal guns in Germany now
than legal guns. So as a result of that, their national gun
registry is going to do no good."
But Hammond says gun owners in America should look at the German
gun registry program with a great deal of trepidation.
"It would be a very short step [here] to do what Germany did --
take those file cards and turn them into a national system of
firearms registration," he adds.
Hammond contends government gun registration would make it much
easier for the government to confiscate