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  •  As I said in another comment, people are required (4+ / 0-)

    to register lots of different things, and for some non-obvious things like quantities of chemicals and other toxics and flammables they're required to display signs warning first responders of the hazards.

    I still think a registry would be a good thing.  I think it would cut down a great deal on straw purchases, informal sales and transfers and a great number of untraceable weapons, since a weapon that would be made would then be tracked or the last owner would be responsible for anything that happened to it, which would be a strong incentive not to sell it to that gang member in the alleyway.

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      As best as I can tell, an audit trail maintained by the parties to the transfer will do just as well as a registry in cutting down on illegal transfers.

      When God gives you lemons, you find a new god.

      by Patrick Costighan on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 02:54:04 PM PST

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