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Thread: Is the Registration Fee Constitutional?

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    The Heller decision affirmed that keeping and bearing arms is a primary 'right,' yet DC is charging a 'fee' to exercise that right.

    They could argue that they have to recover their costs, and the 'fee' is only a small part, which, at first blush might make sense to the uninformed.

    Registering voters, setting up polling places, maintaining voting rolls and running elections is a very expensive process. In 1962, with the abolition of Voter Poll Taxes, it was determined that the government can't charge a fee for the exercise of a right.

    The same would seem to go for all firearm 'registration fees' and Owner ID Fees, etc.

    It .MIGHT' be argued that CONCEALED carry is not a primary right, and if not, a permit fee passes muster. A 'fee,' however, just to OWN a firearm is clearly wrong.

    How much more taxpayer money are these bozos going to waste, or are they just 'stalling' until there 'might be' a democrat, gun-grabbing administration in the W.H. to back them up?
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    NO! Gun Registration itself is also illegal. The local government of Washington DC is illegal. They have violated their oath of office. They WILL NOT abide by Constitutional LAW. They continue repression of a Right free people are born with... the Right to self defense... by banning the method and means. 'Shall not be infringed" is quite clear! Law abiding people tend to remain law abiding. What is the DC government afraid of? Freedom? Throw them out... Drag them out by the ears if need be. Enuff!

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    While we're at it, how about eliminating the fees for demonstration permits.

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