House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, announced last week that she wants to register guns. Her next move, believed by many, will be to try to confiscate them.
If a registered gun is used in a crime and left at the crime scene,
registration supposedly lets the police trace the gun back to the criminal. Though this turn of events might work on fictional TV crime shows, it virtually never occurs in real life. Criminals’ guns are rarely left at crime scenes.
There have been many examples of gun registration in the US including Hawaii, the District of Columbia, and Chicago and the Washington Times states that none of them can point to any crimes that have been solved using registration records.
The Washington Times article goes on to state that in Canada, which has registered firearms for more than 70 years, only 3 crimes have been solved as a result of the registration process.