Orwellian Media Phrase:
"Legally Registered"

By Dean Weingarten. March 5, 2021

A phrase commonly found in news articles about self defense with a firearm is "legally registered". It is a bizarre phrase, because the requirement to register guns is quite rare in the United States. In an article published on 21 February, 2021, concerning an incident in Pennsylvania, bold added:

"Because if he was getting into my house, I probably would have done the same thing if I had a gun," neighbor Robert Gonzalez said. "I'm just going to do things a lot safer, look out for myself. Make sure whoever comes, got a look, look at his face, see what's going on. You know, probably scope him."

Police say the gun the woman used was legally registered.

Readers of the article would be surprised to know, registration of firearms is illegal in Pennsylvania:

§ 6111.4. Registration of firearms.

Notwithstanding any section of this chapter to the contrary, nothing in this chapter shall be construed to allow any government or law enforcement agency or any agent thereof to create, maintain or operate any registry of firearm ownership within this Commonwealth. For the purposes of this section only, the term "firearm" shall include any weapon that is designed to or may readily be converted to expel any projectile by the action of an explosive or the frame or receiver of any such weapon.

After 90 years of intense push for gun registration by Progressives, starting with the FDR administration, only two states require registration of all guns. According to the strong proponent of restrictions on gun ownership, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the two states are California and Hawaii. .....

"The term "legally registered" is meant to indoctrinate the population into accepting the registration of firearms as ordinary, well-established, and desirable. So far, the indoctrination has not been successful." (That said, the term continues to be used/abused).


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