What are some examples of where gun registration lead to gun confiscation?

Let's stick to fairly recent examples, say the last 25 years. Anywhere in the world. Are there any?

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  • akluis
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
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    You mean aside from Cuba, China, Russia, and most other totalitarian states?

    let's see...New Zealand, 1921 the ownership of revolvers were allowed in the name of personal defense, 1970s this list was used to confiscate all revolvers.

    Canada...registration list 1990s, old guns grandfathered in, but this list is used for the state to confiscate the guns upon the death of the holder with no compensation to the estate

    1996 Australia used it's list of registered semiauto hunting rifles to confiscate all those weapons.

    The UK government instituted handgun registration in 1921, and about every 10 years or so they further restrict what can be owned and use the registration rolls to collect what is illegal.

    How about Chicago, put in registration of long guns, used that same registration to confiscate semiauto long guns in the early 1990s

    What about California, couldn't make up it's mind if the SKS was covered or not (1989), decided AFTER the registration period was closed that they needed to be registered, declared a second 'grace period' for registration...then about 5 years ago they decided that those SKSs registered during the grace period were illegal because the grace period was illegal, and in certain cities and counties sent law enforcement to the listed addresses demanding surrender of the firearm. Because there is the legal option of removing the gun from the state of CA, and these officers had no warrants, smart gun owners turned them away with the claim 'I gave it to a relative in Oregon (or whatever)' but MANY were seized with no compensation. (Cities and counties later on offered compensation for anyone who had a receipt, but the police weren't giving out receipts, only a few people who demanded them had them and they were basically notes scribbled on whatever spare paper the officer had)

    Side Note, the SKS was the MOST common weapon in the hands of Korean Shop Owners who used them to defend themselves and businesses when the LA riots happened.

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    5 years ago

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    What are some examples of where gun registration lead to gun confiscation?

    Let's stick to fairly recent examples, say the last 25 years. Anywhere in the world. Are there any?

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  • Joshua
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    The UK, Australia, and many other countries.

    But lets get the facts straight, in New Zealand their gun laws are a little more relaxed than US gun laws (although they do have registration). Nazi Germany used registration lists to take guns away from Jews, but otherwise relaxed gun laws.

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  • Teresa
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Many hunters who get a mental health issue lose their guns. The psychiatrist calls in ( same as a driving license for seniors) and the guns are confiscated. People found guilty of a variety of charges lose their guns. Women who feel unsafe often call the Police on their husband who then loses his gun. If these guns weren't registered the police couldn't prove it was your gun.

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  • dumdum
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    While gun registration does not in itself lead to confiscation, every country that confiscated guns used the list of registered gun owners to do so. I believe that Canada and Australia are two of the most recent countries to do so, but I am relying on the word of others and have not personally researched it.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    I will not stick to your arbitrary 25 year limit. I find that to be senseless.

    Registration lists have led to gun confiscation in Australia, Bermuda, Cuba, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Jamaica, Soviet Georgia and other countries. It has also happened here, and the history of firearms registration in New York City is particularly instructive.

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  • 10 years ago

    Heck....just this spring in Toronto, Ontario. Police were knocking on doors of gun owners who had previously re-registered their long arms. If the firearm(s) were not in a locked safe/closet....cartridges were not locked and in another room etc.....they confiscated the offending objects. No compensation....and quite possibly a fine.

    This was all done hush hush....until someone complained to the media....and then the "Law enforcement" officers said they did this to make the city safer. Notice no criminals` firearms were seized.....because criminals do not register their firearms!!!!

    • Matt M4 years agoReport

      You say that like it's a bad thing. Irresponsible gun owners should lose the privilege.

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  • Lynx
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Only the last 25? What is the point in that? Trying to get people to conveniently forget Germany, Italy and Poland?

    Oh well then Ireland, Australia (partial confiscation) and Bosnia.

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  • Short memory, Bud?

    Guns were confiscated from licensed, registered, legal gun owners in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

    http://reason.com/archives/2005/09/10/defenseless-...

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