Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Unsurprising Headlines: “D.C. Gun Crackdown Meets Community Resistance”

But wait, wasn’t D.C. supposed to be a gun free, and hence violent crime free paradise? Of course the community is resisting – why allow the cops to search your home, potentially removing your chances of successfully defending your house against criminals? Resistance to unreasonable searches of property is a great American tradition.

The D.C. establishment certainly sounds worried about Heller. If you lived in D.C., why give up your gun now? There’s a pretty good chance that it will be legal in a couple of months.

Probably the best part:

“Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said the 'safe homes initiative' is aimed at residents who want to cooperate with police. She gave the example of parents or grandparents who know or suspect their children have guns in the home.”

At the end of the day, there’s nothing that the bureaucrats like better than getting families to rat each other out. It’s your big chance to be a hero of the revolution, but turning in your relatives who believe that the Second Amendment means what it says!
I wonder if a) you don't allow the search, you find your self on a police department list somewhere ('round up the usual suspects!'), or b) if you do, you are advertising your defenselessness against a break in. An enterprising housebreaker would try to follow the "search" team around, and see who allows the search and who doesn't.