Poll: Do You Think Gun Registration Prevents Crime?

March 6 2014
by GSL Staff
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stock_ar_15Gun registration has proven to be a popular goal for anti-gun advocates. Several states have their own gun registries which vary from requiring the registration of handguns to semi-auto rifles.

Connecticut has become the most recent battleground in the political arena regarding gun registration. Last year, the state passed a law that requires that semi-auto rifles and standard capacity magazines be registered with the state.

The measure has apparently been met with some level of civil disobedience and/or massive public ignorance of the law as several estimates say that 10,000 – 100,000 residents failed to comply with the law ahead of its January 1st deadline.

Opponents of registration point out that recovered firearms suspected to have been used in crimes can be tracked, using existing paper trails, from the manufacturer to, at minimum, the initial purchaser of the firearm.

We want to hear from our readers on whether or not you think that gun registration laws can prevent crime or if they are a way of regulating guns in the hands of law abiding citizens.

Yes, our poll results will be skewed due to our audience. This isn’t meant to be a scientific analysis, we just want to know what our readers think.

If you believe that gun registries can help prevent crime please elaborate in the comments below.

Note: This is not a scientific poll. Results may not be updated in realtime. Please update the page throughout the day to update poll results.

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