A national gun registry will NOT stop the movement of guns between individuals. It will ONLY stop the movement of guns between law abiding sheeple. Society’s unconscionable ne’er-do-wells will continue to share their hardware on an adhoc basis.
Apart from the tendency of law abiding sheeple to remain in compliance with whatever anti-Constitutional edicts emanate from Mordor on the Potomac (Thx, Mike Church), a national gun registry will only come into play when a firearm is of interest to the LEO community; and, then, only to the extent that a registry can provide the chain of custody of said firearm.
“...Societys unconscionable neer-do-wells will continue to share their hardware on an adhoc basis....”
Which begs the question... what happens to their little schemes when we hold up a middle finger ALL become “ne’er-do-wells”...? I’d say they’d have a REAL problem.
But “ALL” is a big word. There will always be the gutless, the easily-intimidated, and the collaboration-prone... but - have these types never existed before, throughout history? No. They’ve always been with and among us - the folks who, instead of raising the middle finger, put a finger to the wind and watch intently to see which color flag they should hang from their window...
This country - and OUR people - was born because a percentage of the population - OUR ancestors - decided to become those “ne’er-do-wells” and they backed it up with the only response that coercive force ever understands.
If that will is present in a percentage of us, then “they” can never win. If that level of determination is missing... well then, say goodbye to Hollywood, as the song says.
For the record, I believe it’s still here.
For me...I’m an American; “I was born an American, I live as an American, and I’ll die as an American, and I intend to perform the duties incumbent upon me in that capacity to the end of my days...”