To project and confuse....
Gun registration in the United States has been used to confiscate firearms. Some firearms, which the politicians start calling "most dangerous blah blah", get banned and the list of registered owners gets used to confiscate their firearms.
In New York City, a registration system enacted in 1967 for long guns was used in the early 1990s to confiscate lawfully owned semiautomatic rifles and shotguns. The New York City Council banned firearms that the city re-classified as "assault weapons." This was done despite the testimony of Police Commissioner Lee Brown that no registered "assault weapon" had ever been used in a violent crime in the city.
The 2,340 New Yorkers who had registered their firearms got notices that their firearms had to be surrendered, rendered inoperable, or taken out of the city. (Firearms Registration: New York City`s Lesson)
More recently, California revoked a grace period for the registration of certain rifles (SKS Sporters) and declared that any such weapons registered during that period were illegal. (California Penal Code, Chapter 2.3, Roberti-Ross Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 section 12281(f) ) In addition, California prohibits certain semi-automatic long-rifles and pistols. Those guns currently owned must be registered, and upon the death of the owner, either surrendered or moved out of state.
Politicians are like the guy who convinces his girlfriend he will still respect her in the morning. Politicians get the power and the rest of us get screwed. Gun control is an excellent example of how politicians abuse people. The politicians makes all kinds of promises which they never intend to keep. Gun banning politicians are deceivers.