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  •  If guns are registered and transactions recorded (1+ / 0-)
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    you have already eliminated any possibility of sham transactions. This, together with requiring all buyers to be approved through NCIC pretty much eliminates your scenario.

    All that is needed for this to work properly is a real registration database with unfettered access by all law enforcement professionals, rather than our current deliberately crippled system.

    Proposals of high bonds, huge insurance amounts, etc. do one thing and one thing only: ensure that only wealthy people own firearms. Among the many reasons why this is a bad idea is that you really screw over one small group of people who can be said to really "need" firearms - subsistence hunters like some of the Inuit in Alaska.

    I'll also note that no other country, even among those with otherwise very restrictive laws, has seen fit to do what you propose.

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