Slippery Slope In Effect as Hawaii Begins Gun Confiscation Program
Hawaii is known for lush beaches, warm weather and an apparent hatred for armed citizens.
A mere three months after Hawaii approved the opening of its first-ever medical marijuana dispensary in Maui, officials are now aiming to disarm residents that merely possess a medical marijuana card.
Proponents of the Second Amendment have long opposed gun registration because of its 'slippery slope' nature. In essence, if the government knows who has guns, then the government knows where to go when it wants to forcibly disarm the populace.
That time has come. For too long, anti-gun activists have labeled the slippery slope effect mere paranoid delusion. "The intent of gun registration is not confiscation," they said. Well, brace yourselves, Hawaii — the government is here to collect.
Leafly tells us more:
This gun confiscation program, at minimum, is an encroachment on the Second, Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Depriving a person of his liberty to own or control a firearm first places the burden of proof on the state.
Possession of a medical marijuana card is not proof that a person uses marijuana. Hawaii is making the case that every person that has one is a user of marijuana, whether or not they actually are — that is their basis for the program.
Here's the letter being sent to Hawaii residents:
Every state in the U.S. has some type of law on the books that prohibits a person from possessing or controlling a firearm while intoxicated. If a person is observed leaving a restaurant that happens to serve alcohol, would Hawaiian authorities then declare that person intoxicated and strip them of their firearms? Of course not -- there'd be an investigation first. This is not the case here.
Criminals neither care about gun nor marijuana laws. The only people affected by these new draconian measures is the law-abiding citizen, and if you think it can't happen to you, just you wait. Hawaii's got your name.
Stay alert. Stay alive.