Every day liberals concoct new schemes to tighten the government’s control over the rest of us. Since they are against owning guns, they need to hide behind tyrannical uses of police force to try and constrict the freedoms protected by conservatives across the country. They think they can do this without notice, but we catch them every time.
In this instance, a local government is taking broad steps towards an Orwellian society. If you think it can’t happen in America, keep reading. This is a new law that is already in effect.
The city has made headlines by instituting a new ordinance. According to the new rules, certain businesses will be compelled to have at least three separate security cameras and an approved lighting system by March 1, 2019. The cameras will need to take photos of the faces of every customer who enters or exits the store. The third camera will catch the face of everyone who approaches a cash register or checkout. If it seems at least odd, if not outright unlawful, for a city to place this burden on a business, just wait.
For businesses to be in compliance with the new rule, their premises will need a police inspection. Upon inspection, the cameras, recording system and lighting system will all be certified. Failure to receive such a certification will be deemed a civil infraction and will include financial penalties. Potentially, a business could have their right to operate revoked.
You still aren’t upset? Try this. Only select businesses are charged with the new security measures. The list of obligated merchants is not based on location, existing security or any measurable threat of crime. Instead, it’s based solely on the type of business. At the top of the list, gun sellers are marked. Other types of stores that will be subject to these discriminatory stores include second-hand merchants, pawn brokers and pool halls. Noticeably absent from the list are liquor stores, bars and drug dispensaries.
Many proponents of the new ordinance point out that the cities demands are not entirely different from those of many insurance companies. That misses a huge point. If a business can’t afford surveillance equipment to satisfy an insurance policy, they can change policies or companies. If they can’t comply with the city ordinance, they can be shut down at gunpoint. This is the primary reason free-market economics aren’t subjected to the same limitations as government. Business owners and operators in Saginaw can’t simply work under a new government.
For starters, this is an obvious case of government overreach. Surveillance equipment isn’t cheap, and this could prove cost-prohibitive to many business owners. Piling onto that is the fact that maintaining these systems will change the bottom line for stores involved. Data isn’t free all. Of course, that’s exactly the point. If the city can make running a gun store too expensive, they can indirectly attack the 2nd Amendment. It isn’t a final solution to those pesky gun owners, but it’s clearly a first step to disarming the population.
The violation of freedom extends far beyond placing undue financial burdens on local businesses. It also threatens the privacy of every citizen in the city. The ordinance doesn’t just require that every shopper have their face recorded. It also gives unrestricted access to the police. There is no question that this is a way to monitor spending and purchasing in the community. It can easily be pushed a step further to create a local database of gun owners — something that is completely against federal regulation and a violation of the 2nd Amendment.
You can’t rest for even a second. Liberals have no respect for the Constitution or the values of freedom. The Marxist utopia they pursue can’t function in a population that is full of self-thinking, self-respecting individuals. They’ve long understood that disarming Americans is paramount to moving towards true socialism, and they’ve never stopped their ravenous attacks on liberty. They are downright insidious, and they seem truly tireless in their efforts. No matter how many times we and the law strike them down, they come after our guns again. Never relax your vigilance. They day you do is the day we lose this fight for good.
~ American Gun News