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Congressman Jeff Duncan Just Saying That Nonexistent Gun Database Will Lead to Nationwide Genocide

Knows his history. Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Ducan

You know that national gun registry that doesn’t exist and is banned by law and nobody is proposing? Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina doesn’t want us “to kid ourselves” — this nonexistent registry is going to foster a nationwide genocide against gun owners. Or at least that’s the only explanation he can come up with right now:

Ask yourselves about a National gun registry database and how that might be used and why it is so wanted by progressives. 

Read about the Rwandan genocide, the Hutu and Tutsi tribes. Read that all Tutsi tribe members were required to register their address with the Hutu government and that this database was used to locate Tutsi for slaughter at the hands of the Hutu. (Since the government had the names and addresses of nearly all Tutsis living in Rwanda (remember, each Rwandan had an identity card that labeled them Tutsi, Hutu, or Twa) the killers could go door to door, slaughtering the Tutsis.

Not with firearms, mind you, but with machetes. 

I use this example to warn that national databases can be used with evil consequences.

Literally the very next line in Duncan’s Facebook post:

Preying on the fears of the American citizenry is not good governance.

Not a few sentences later or a couple of paragraphs later. The next line. 

Jeff Duncan: Gun Database Could Lead to Genocide