Monday, June 27, 2005

Track Legal Gun Owners, Not Illegal Aliens

This from Jeff Johnson at the CNS News Service:
Dozens of U.S. House members who sponsored the nationwide instant background check system for gun buyers in 1993 or backed the expansion of that system in 2002, have shown no support for a similar database intended to identify illegal aliens trying to find work in the U.S.

At least one member who supported the gun control measure is challenging the proposal to crack down on illegal immigrants.

"A database this large is likely to contain many errors," said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) during a May 12 hearing on the Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act (H.R. 98). "Any one of [the errors] could render someone unemployable and possibly much worse until they can get their file straightened out."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just don't understand this whole non enforcement of laws thing. If they are ILLEGAL aliens, they've broken a law/s. Why not enforce it/them? Maybe if we started calling them Potential Terrorists it would work better. I would vote for a Potential Terrorist List that all employers must check when hireing.
Allthough, wouldn't this (the aliens list) be a list of everyone in the world?

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