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Corrections: Gun bans and 4473 forms

I circulated a list of guns the Democrats want to ban, based on the bill they introduced in the last session of Congress. The list is accurate. It is not, however, "Obama's Gun Ban List," or not yet anyway -- that's a headline some person added to it, and it's misleading. Sorry for any confusion, I can't control what other people do. No list is in the current Congress as of today.

A number of Page Nine readers pointed out that since gun sales can now be recorded on electronic 4473 forms, the shortage of paper ones is not such a big deal (see "4473 Form Shortage"). Well, yes and no. Although we're assured by our trustworthy government officials that the electronic form would never be used to create a centralized registry of gun owners, its ability to do that just happens to be enormous. The shortage of forms (by the millions), and the burden shift to dealers to make their own, has the fringe benefit of slowing down the database the government says it isn't making (which it has repeatedly tried to make in the past).


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