In order to submit this letter to the editor I had to give out seven bits of information, including my address and phone number. That’s probably about two or three bits less than I would have to give up for a background check to buy a gun. There are nine items on my Arizona driver’s license ... personal stuff like height and weight, which we offer up freely.
The NRA’s main argument is that registration won’t prevent gun deaths because people will still get shot.
Using that logic: Why issue a driver’s license? Many people with a driver’s license get in accidents. Therefore, using NRA logic, this process does not prevent accidents and is therefore pointless. Along that line, why register autos? Hundreds of autos are stolen daily even though they have been registered. I know this letter is silly, but no sillier than NRA thinking.