Steven Greenhut on California's Quiet Step Toward Gun Confiscation


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Sam Lisker

Gun registration had always seemed like the "line in the sand" — a proposal that would so offend the nation's gun-rights advocates that they would bring out their full political muscle to stop it. Yet, points out Steven Greenhut, a California law mandating government record-keeping for all new long-gun purchases goes into effect on Jan. 1 and few people even seem to know about it.