When the politicians in Germany Weimar Republic instituted a policy of firearms registration, they faced opposition from citizens who feared that the information would eventually be used for confiscation. To allay those fears, the law stipulate that the records would be secured at regional police departments. We all know how that turned out. OK, so, here’s a story from Tampa Florida’s tbo.com about cops and other government functionaries accessing a “secure” database to harass another police officer. Connect the dots . . .
“The fallout from her traffic stop of a speeding police officer is continuing for Florida Highway Patrol officer Donna Jane Watts as she pursues a federal lawsuit claiming she was harassed because of her actions. Watts says in the lawsuit that after stopping the officer in October 2011, her private driver’s license information was accessed more than 200 times by at least 88 law enforcement officers from 25 different agencies. She says she received threatening and prank phone calls and other harassment.”
No online firearms database can ever be considered secure. Period.