Sound OFF: 41% Think the Government Needs a list of all Gun Owners?


The state set another record last month for conceal and carry permit applications. Voters are closely divided over whether the federal government should keep a list of every gun owner in the country. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey this week finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters think the federal government should maintain a database with the name and address of all gun owners in the United States. Slightly more (47%) disagree and oppose a government database of all gun owners. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.

What do you think?  Tell us in our comments section below……..


  • aaa

    This would have no affect on crime, only on our rights.

    • Chris

      How would it have no affect on crime? Yes, criminals will still get guns(that argument is baseless) but having a registry, police can find out where he got that gun from. Maybe a gun owner sold his gun without doing a background check, putting that firearm in a criminal’s hands. This registry would make them think twice. Dont think this happens? Go over to can buy a gun any day of the week from any number of people without having to bother with a background check. I know I was able to do this.

      • aaa

        Will not prevent a criminal from getting a gun, this is not baseless. Put yourself in the shoes of a criminal, will you think “gee I can’t buy a gun guess I can’t commit a crime” no you will figure out how to get a untraceable gun including stealing from the police. Tracking a gun though a regestry gets nowhere as I lost that gun in a boating acident will come up all too often. What about importing illegal guns because you know they stop all the drugs and illegal imigrants allready. Dont forget about bombs (bath school disaster) and knives. Hell a mack truck can bring a building down. Any gun control will not stop any crime, it only makes criminals out of law abiding citizens.

        I will never register any weapon, anybody comming to ask will be ignored and anybody busting in will get shot.

        • aaa

          By the way selling a gun to somebody that can’t own one is allready illegal, why dony you ask politicians to start enforceing it.

        • dan

          Tough guy.

  • Stockman

    Why so the government could then come to your house and take your guns while the dirtbag on the streets gets to keep his.

    • Chris

      Yes, because the government is SO interested in taking your guns away. Pull your head out of the dirt and quit spewing talking points.

      • A

        Yes cause the government has never done anything wrong right? Remember when the rounded up Americans citizens of Japanese descent in WW II?

        • Chris

          Wow, great straw man argument. (sarcasm)

          • straw argument?

            Straw argument!? You clearly don’t understand how history repeats itself. Since you apparently don’t read much, you just skip to the end for whole point of the argument against “gun lists”

            or, check out wiki:

            “By 1938, the Communists threat was essentially eliminated. However, preparing for his invasion of Poland, Hitler needed to draw up illusion of an imminent threat to justify the actual initiation of a war. Hitler and the Nazi’s decided to draw up a gun law that would only apply to the new qualified “citizen”. In 1935, Jewish residents were no longer considered citizens, and thus gave the precedent for new laws to prevent any resistance. The gun control provisions under the 1938 German Weapons Act, which superseded the 1928 law. As under the 1928 law, ONLY citizens were required to have a permit to carry a firearm and a separate permit to acquire a firearm. Furthermore, the law restricted ownership of firearms to “…persons whose trustworthiness is not in question and who can show a need for a (gun) permit.” Under the new law,
            Gun restriction laws applied to all guns and ammunition. The 1938 revisions introduced restrictions specifically reiterating the prohibition for Jews to hold firearms, but made it easier for one party nazi regime to gain acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, as was the possession of ammunition.”[4]
            The legal age at which guns could be purchased was lowered from 20 to 18.[5]
            Permits were valid for three years, rather than one year.[5]
            The groups of people who were exempt from the acquisition permit requirement expanded. Holders of annual hunting permits, government workers, and NSDAP members were no longer subject to gun ownership restrictions. Prior to the 1938 law, only officials of the central government, the states, and employees of the German Reichsbahn Railways were exempted.[4]
            Jews were forbidden from the manufacturing or dealing of firearms and ammunition.[4]

            Under both the 1928 and 1938 acts, gun manufacturers and dealers were required to maintain records with information about who purchased guns and the guns’ serial numbers. These records were to be delivered to a police authority for inspection at the end of each year.

            On November 11, 1938, the Minister of the Interior, Wilhelm Frick, promulgated Regulations Against Jews’ Possession of Weapons.

            This regulation effectively deprived all Jews living in those locations of the right to possess firearms or other weapons.[6][7]

      • actions

        actions speak louder than words and tho obama claims he doesn’t want to take away anyones guns, his actions are speaking a totally different story. As far as poll numbers are concerned, polls can be manipulated and skewed to support whatever position . You need to quit watching MSNBC’s propoganda and get the real facts from better news sources. The government is pulling out all the stops to try to shove as much thru as they can so they can come back and take more later. Give an inch and they will take a mile. Liberal democrats can’t be trusted to keep their word and I will NEVER trust ANYTHING obama says

    • http://hayspost american

      become a dirt bag then

  • not my gun

    Registration is the first step to Confiscation!
    If you are a conceal carry permit holder, you are already in the database!
    You have also passed a backround check indicating you are not a convicted felon.
    You also have never been convicted of domestic battery.
    And, your finger prints are on file with the state and/or governing authority where you are liscensed!
    Good enough for me!

  • http://violation just a taxpayer

    I believe in the second amendment and therefore oppose a database of gun owners. The criminals who shoot the guns will get them illegally or however they can as they are bent on self-destruction.

    • Chris

      Lets educate you folks a bit: Here’s a Supreme Court case ruling

      In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment “codified a pre-existing right” and that it “protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home”[9][10] but also stated that “the right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose”. They also clarified that many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession listed by the Court are consistent with the Second Amendment

      -Key wording–the right is NOT unlimited. The amendment says you have a right to bear arms, but does not allude to what types, in what quantities, and does not say anything about a database being illegal.

      • Did

        It also does not say which types and in what quantities we are limited to. Congrats on being one of the 41% Chris.

        • dan

          It also doesn’t say infants, the mentally disturbed, and violent felons can’t have them, either.

        • Chris

          That’s where the government has the authority to delegate that. What is wrong with being one of the 41%? Is the majority always correct? We don’t live in a democracy, we live in a republic.

          • Stockman

            Alright Chris come get My Guns lets see how far you get.

      • A

        Let me educate you Chris. Firearms owners protection act forbids the government from having a registry. No such rule or regulation prescribed [by the Attorney General] after the date of the enactment of the Firearms Owners Protection Act may require that records required to be maintained under this chapter or any portion of the contents of such records, be recorded at or transferred to a facility owned, managed, or controlled by the United States or any State or any political subdivision thereof, nor that any system of registration of firearms, firearms owners, or firearms transactions or disposition be established. Nothing in this section expands or restricts the Secretary’s authority to inquire into the disposition of any firearm in the course of a criminal investigation

  • eda

    Well they better get a list of all computer, data phones, and internet users because they can see child porn on it. There are more children being violated far more than guns being used against people in the US! If we give the government this what else will we be forced to give up! I believe that the wrong being done with guns is not done by people who would follow any law in regards to gun control!

    • dan

      Everything you do on the internet and phone is already recorded and saved for years, if not forever.

  • torrie

    Do not believe government needs to know if I have a gun or not, what purpose would it serve? But if you come to my house in the middle of the night you will know rather I have a gun or not. I do not agree with a database of gun owners, I also don’t agree with conceal and carry, that puts everyone at risk when the idiot with the gun isn’t careful (like the guy in Topeka who accidently shot his wife when his gun discharged in a restaurant). I do think you have a right to own a gun and protect yourself and your property if you choose to.

  • dennis

    i fell that the goverment does not need to know if i have a gun or not.its just another way to get control of the guns,

  • Really?

    First of all, yes, all conceal carry holders have been through a background check and are on a data base. Have any of you purchased a gun in the last 15 years? You have to fill out a form and go through a form of a background check just to buy the gun. So, believe it or not, you’re probably already in a data base. I bought my first pistol when I was 18 yrs old (31 yrs ago). I went to Gibson’s when they were in the Centennial Mall, gave them the money and walked out with a gun.
    I’m not saying that’s how it should be today, but trust me…if you bought a gun in the last 15-20 years, you’re already in a data base.

    • aaa

      Last gun bought had no background check, was from ffl dealer

      • A

        Yeah if you have a ccl you dont have to do the background check