Michelle Malkin has the details:
“I can hear the shocked indignation of gun-toters already: It’s nobody’s business but mine if I want to pack heat.
Au contraire. Because the government handles the permitting, it is everyone’s business.”
When we pro-freedom citizens were warning about how a gun registry could endanger gun owners, we were treated to chuckles, rolls of the eyes, and comments like, “You’re so paranoid, you nut! We keep records of licensed drivers, and those aren’t used against people, yak, yak, yak..”
And yet we were absolutely right, because here we are: Gun registries used as a tool of intimidation against gun owners.
Now imagine what’s going to happen if the government gets full control of the healthcare industry. How about lists of AIDS carriers, alcohol abusers, hepatitis carriers, etc., being published in the local newspapers. What? Your kid came into the emergency room with a bruise to the face? Do we REALLY know how this happened? If the government handles it, its everyone’s business, right?
That’s why they’ve been pushing for the last 90+ years to get government to “handle” pretty much everything.
FYI, there is supposed to be a segment on Friday at 8pm eastern time on the Paula Zahn show on CNN about that article. The president of the Virginia Citizens’ Defense League was interviewed for the piece. It was originally supposed to air last night but they delayed it to get some more stories from people who were affected by the publication of the list. One of the people they are supposed to highlight is a parole officer whose home address was published.
I’m skeptical because it’s CNN, but I’ll reserve judgment until I’ve seen it.