Originally Posted by long island leprechaun
I didn't know about that additional information re the publishers leaving their own names off. Makes it even more egregious.
Your last paragraph is pretty much what I was suggesting, but I was asking whether some form of registry for all weapons would make sense. I raised this question not because I feel it must be done in a particular way but because I could see some scenarios where it could be a way to deter a mass murder. In thinking about it, I would be okay with a registry of all weapons that only law enforcement could access. As long as I knew that somebody was putting two and two together to identify someone giving seriousl signals of violence, that would work. Doesn't have to be a private citizen doing the dot connecting. If it was law enforcement accessible only, would that change anybody's mind here about a universal registry? Just curious...
I agree that a gun registry could be a good tool for Law enforcement to use.
I am against gun regsitry because I feel it could be abused by the government, and at some point in time lead to gun consfication.
I also believe the main purpose of the 2nd is to keep govt. fearful of it's citizens, and feel it is important to at least have the means needed to overthrow the Govt. if it ever became nesacarry. That and I believe in the right to defend our selve in general with guns.
I would also point out that WA state has a gun registry for all guns sold through FFL's since around 1995 or so, and there guns have not been confiscated. I also don't believe WA LEO's have found the registry of particular usefullness on any large scale. I feel WA passed this gun registry on purely an emotional basis.