The march to serfdom presses ever forward. The toothless old women of the GOP barely acting as a road bump when they aren't out right shooing it along. There is zero doubt in my mind that many of these Republicans would in fact welcome, "common sense gun-safety," as it would make them more popular with the cool kids in Washington.
But alas the NRA remains an implacable road block. Full Disclosure; of course I'm a fucking member.
But let's take a quick look at an alternate timeline world where your righta are a laughable collection of political fashion statements designed to keep you neutered and docile. Welcome to Europe
Gun collectors could be forced to apply for a licence and undergo background checks even if they only own deactivated weapons if European Union (EU) officials get their way. Critics have called the proposed legislation “excessive,” and have accused the EU of harassing responsible gun owners.
EU officials have deemed the last round of regulations, introduced in 2008, to be inadequate, claiming that they leave Europe “vulnerable to criminal activity.” European leaders have agreed, vowing in the wake of the Paris attacks to “rapidly examine” the new proposals with the intention of approving them at a summit in February. The new laws would then come into effect in July, The Local has reported.
Among other measures, the draft law will ban the ownership of all Category A firearms throughout the European Member States, even when such guns are deactivated. Only museums which are approved by the government would be able to own such weapons, while all other collectors would have to give them up.
Collectors would also be forced to hand over any disguised firearms, such as walking stick shotguns, even when deactivated; likewise, ammunition collectors may be affected even if they don’t own a weapon capable of firing the ammunition.
In the UK, collectors already need to be licensed but this requirement would be rolled out across the rest of the EU. In addition, all licence holders will need to reapply every five years, and a “standard medical test” for all applicants will be rolled out.This is being done to protect poor tragically helpless Muslim Immigrants.