To recap for the “too long; didn’t read” crowd… What do you do about gun registration? First off, don’t seek the sound-bite answer. Secondly, you should be reading the GSL website more regularly. Lastly, what to do is a personal decision.
Instead of reflexively calling or emailing me, you can start by reading this. It lays out your options and tries to help you make an informed decision.
Regardless of how you handle this, (read this to understand why you should) tell your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and anyone else who will listen that you re-homed those naughty guns out of Gov. Jelly Bean’s reach.
For months, we’ve been advising members and friends to NOT answer police questions should the boys in blue (or plain clothes) show up at your door. If you haven’t called them for service for an unrelated issue, remain tight-lipped with the police..
Bottom line: If you’ve got a single banned gun, my honest recommendation: Don’t register or act. Keep it locked up for now.
Why? A single gun is a misdemeanor offense akin to window peeping. Even in the extraordinarily unlikely event you’re discovered, arrested and convicted, you won’t lose your FOID card or carry license. You will lose the gun, but that’s relatively trivial compared to what could have happened if you had two or more.
If you have multiples it becomes a greater risk but not by much.
Now if you had a naughty gun count that involved armloads of said boomsticks and spare uppers, etc., then it quickly becomes a more complex computation between keeping them, registering them, or re-homing them.