Dear Ben: The reason we dislike Gun Registration is, among many others, the application of Malum Prohibitum to a Constitutional Right.
OK, I can hear you blinking all the way here, lemme help you.
Malum prohibitum (mal-uhm prohibit-uhm) adj. Latin meaning “wrong due to being prohibited,” which refers to crimes made so by statute, compared to crimes based on English Common Law and obvious violations of society’s standards which are defined as “malum in se.”
You see, Gun Ownership is not bad because guns are not bad, they just are. What some people do with them a different thing, but you punish the individual and not the inanimate object because…. well it is inanimate! But you guys keep trying to ban them and confiscate them as if they were alive and letting criminals go which don’t make a lick of sense.
When things were not looking too good on our side and laws were being passed left and right against gun ownership, one detail fought to death was to avoid the registration of guns because, if there is no central database, the Government will have a nasty time trying to figure out who owns what where. Now, if the Government still wants to confiscate guns, it will have to proceed to piss on the rest of the Constitution and go house by house eschewing the Fourth Amendment which will undoubtedly piss of several million people who in turn will demand to have their grievances redressed which the Government in turn will also have to piss on.
And, of course is the matter of people not surrendering their weapons peacefully to the authorities. So basically by not having a central database of guns and gun owners which might tempt an idiot in the White House or a collection of idiots in Congress to decide “We are becoming a Kingdom” we are actually saving lives (even yours) and the Republic.
All in all I see it as a worthy cause, don’t you?
PS: Ben, we miss you in diapers Dude.