Gun registration and background checks are good ideas. They won't keep all guns out of the hands of felons, but they would help, and they would protect the sellers.
And, if Snake gets caught with a gun, then the cops know it is not registered and he isn't supposed to have it.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
1) it cannot be applied to criminals due to 5th amendment concerns
2) is not something the government properly has the power to do
3) based on the divulgence of gun permit holders' residences in NY can be abused by crooked cops or media whores
4) facilitates confiscation or taxation
5) and if Snake is a felon it doesn't matter if the gun is registered or not-he will be charged for possession but he cannot be charged for failure to register it
Also, the question of those with serious mental illness living in a home where guns are available and possibly not secure. This is where police should be taking action, visiting homes and going over safe storage procedures. In extreme situations, (schizophrenia, manic-depression) if it appears that a relative is unwilling to comply with reasonable safe storage and security of firearms, then police should be able to take action to protect that family and the community at large. Let mental health professionals determine what the criteria are and allow for a court to review the case after guns have been removed from the home, but waiting until a case has been 'adjudicated' is not always prudent, as the stress of potential confinement may drive a patient to violent action.
Conservatives Pro-lifers do this, use graphic pictures of abortions further their cause.
Extreme Conservative exploit the most defenseless and innocent 'children', the unborn. Extreme conservatives exploit those they claim to be protecting, the unborn.
When you point the finger at someone else, two fingers are usually pointed back at you -- that's all I'm saying.