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"...and so, as President Barack Obama announced plans this week to tighten background checks for gun buyers and increase gun tracking and research, I thought, that's all well and good, but how about adding something immediately useful: a gun owner registry available to the public online — something like those for sex offenders. I'm not equating gun owners with predatory perverts, but the model is helpful here; I want a searchable database I can consult to find out whether my kid can have a play date at your house."
"Tricia Bishop of the Baltimore Sun has written one of the worst op-eds of all time. She wants the government to establish a publicly searchable nationwide registry of firearms owners, because guns frighten her and she wants to be able to “find out whether my kid can have a play date at your house.”
"She doesn’t help her case by describing her proposed database as being “something like those for sex offenders,” a comparison she immediately disclaims: “I’m not equating gun owners with predatory perverts.” But that’s not even the worst part."