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  •  There is a difference between knowing you have (1+ / 0-)
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    a gun, or even guns and knowing exactly what guns you have,

    The latter tells them where to go if it should ever be decided that that people shouldn't have a particular model, such as an SKS, or whether they've gotten them all.

    There is also the problem with databases in general in that they can and are abused by other people.  This happens through hacking/cracking and through other nefarious means like newspapers getting list of permit holders and then publishing their names and addresses.

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