If you are carrying a firearm for any reason, should you be required to wear some kind of sign or special emblem to identify yourself as a gun-toter?
Some lawmakers are pushing such a bill, but before you get all worked up, realize this is happening in Russia and here in the United States, at least not yet.
Those pushing the bill argue that police and security guards are easily identified as someone carrying a firearm, so anyone civilian should also have some kind of visible sign that they are also carrying a firearm.
(RT) – The center-left Fair Russia party intends to introduce a bill obliging all firearm owners to wear special signs indicating they are carrying, its deputy head in the State Duma, Oleg Nilov, says.
In a recent interview with Parlamentskaya Gazeta (Parliamentary Newspaper) daily, Nilov said according to statistics maintained by Russian law enforcement agencies, the overall number of firearm owners in the country amounts to 8 million people. He noted, however, that this included not only shotguns and rifles used by hunters and sportsmen, but also non-lethal weapons: pistols modified to fire pepper spray or using special rubber bullets exceeding the regular caliber.
The lawmaker went on to say that while those who carry firearms for work – such as police and security guards – can be clearly identified by their uniforms and badges, there is no way to distinguish civilians toting firearms from the rest of the public…
It’s estimated that about 8 million Russians own firearms. Some are used for hunting but others for self-protection.
While this is happening in Russia, realize that Ameirca’s Democrats are just socialists at heart and it would like some Democrat to try to push a similar law here in the United States. Kind of reminds me of when Nazi Germany required Jews to wear a Star of David, which was then used to identify who to arrest, imprison and murder.