Germany initiates gun registry, to barely a peep.Submitted by go213mph on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:24
I'm a bit shocked that out of all citizens, German citizens would be so silent on this issue.
BERLIN — Imagine a vast registry that details every legal gun owner in the country, along with information about all of their firearms.
Now imagine the gun lobby not making a fuss about it. That’s what has happened in Germany, where a new gun database went into service at the beginning of the year.
Until recently, some records were kept on index cards across what used to be 551 separate local registries. Now, law enforcement officials can sit down at their computers and scroll through lists of owners and their guns in seconds.