UPDATED:Military being asked by their commanders to register their privately-owned guns


This is most disturbing.  Atlas Shrugs received the following from one of her readers:

I am currently assigned at Fort xxxxxxl. I live off post, with my firearms(which I don’t bring on post for any reason). A very frightening thing happened at work yesterday.I was ordered to fill out a list containing my firearm information. This included make, model, caliber, and serial number of all firearms I currently posses. In addition, I was also required to list registration information, location of all weapons individually, and information regarding any CCW permits I possess.If you are like me, then the people you work with know you have firearms. So I had to list at least some. I tried to talk to my 1sg(who is normally approachable through proper channels) to find out what this is for, and I was basically told, “I don’t give a !&@%, just put your info on the form.”
I don’t know how high this goes, but I am hearing that this is going on in other units at Fort Campbell as well. It just seems a little coincidental to me that within 90 days: the most anti-firearm President in history is inaugurated, some of the nastiest anti-firearm laws are put on the table in Washington, and then the Army comes around wanting what amounts to a registration on all firearms, even if they are off post, and doesn’t provide any reason or purpose as to why. I fear something really nasty is blowing in the wind here.
 I have been in almost 8 years, and never have any of my units asked for this information. If any of you out there have any info as to what all this crap is about please chime in. Otherwise consider yourself warned. I have already posted this on every other firearm forum I am a member of to get the word out.

 

Atlas has this to say about it:

And no I am not buying the “suicide” angle as if it’s for the soldiers good. You don’t need a gun to kill yourself and frankly, it those evil forces want to seel an idea it would be sold as something that “was for the good of the soldiers”. Knowing what we know about President Hussein, he despises our military and holds them in as great contempt as he does great Americans and patriots.

By now, you are probably thinking the soldier must be mistaken….our military leaders and President surely wouldn’t go against the law right?

Well, here’s the law – The Firearm Owner Protection Act:

Registry prohibition The act also forbade the U.S. Government or any agency of it from keeping a registry directly linking non-National Firearms Act firearms to their owners, the specific language of this law ( Federal Law 18 U.S.C. 926 (2) (a)) being: No such rule or regulation prescribed 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.

and here’s the Army memo requiring this information:

department-of-the-army-privately-owned-weapns-memo-3-24-09-atlas-shrugs

 

UPDATED:  Apparently this was a rogue commander without orders to do this and this requirement was stopped.  WND has the story.  It does please me to know that just one guy speaking out nipped this in the bud.

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