No, we do not have prohibition. Instead we have various people either doing the following, or proposing the following..
- In MA they want people to store their "assault guns" at Government operated depots, not their homes
- In New York they made a category of illegal guns out of currently legal guns; an example of Ex Post Facto gun laws that are unconstitutional, thus illegal
- There is Feinstein's draconian gun bill that calls for a universal gun registration, a national gun database, fingerprinting
- There are various federally and state endorsed gun buy back programs that advocate people disarming themselves voluntarily
- One of the recent 23 Executive Orders that refers to seized guns; implying the intentions to seize certain guns owned by law-abiding citizens
Granted, we're following the footsteps of the Liberal Weimar Republic in the following ways..
- Criminalizing various weapons in the hands of law-abiding citizens
- Criminalizing people for owning weapons beyond the purposes of of hunting
- Referencing shooting and hunting as the basis for gun ownership; whereas the Second Amendment is not exactly for said purposes
- Making stringent gun control laws that apply to the people, but not politicians (politicians in the Weimar Republic were exempt)
- There was already a prohibition on bolt-action rifles that had 5-shot magazines since 1919, and the 1928 law continued this
- Ensuring that the police had records of all firearm acquisitions (a national database today is this dream realized)
But apparently I'm a social paranoid, I guess.
Gun ownership seems to be made out to be a disease these days. I suppose common sense is being targeted as well.
Edited by Eonwe, 19 January 2013 - 11:29 PM.