That's it? We've been having this debate ranging all over the place and the only gun control you want is registration? Why didn't you just say, "All I want is registration" when I asked? I know I've asked for a clear definition at least twice before this. You kept refering to "more restrictions" and restrictions on sales, I thought you wanted to ban more classes of weapons. Well, the problem with registration is that there are a lot of politicians who want more than that. We've got people like Diane Feinstein in office who admitted that if she could have gotten the votes to ban all guns should would have. It comes back to that old 'rhetoric': registration leads to confiscation. However, this is more than just simple rhetoric in our country, it has actually happened. California has a state-level ban on many semi-automatic firearms. However, the ban included a grandfather clause so that people who owned the weapons could keep them. They "just" had to be registered with the state. There was pretty wide-spread noncompliance but quite a few people did register their guns. The problem is that a court ruled later that some aspect of the law was illegal. As a result, those individuals who trusted the California government and registered their guns got paid a visit... And had their rifles taken without compensation. I've heard of some other situations in this country, but I don't know the details about those. Even if this type of thing is a worst case scenario, as I mentioned earlier registration is not at all a proven crime fighting tool. I believe you mentioned that it had more value as a deterrant, but I think that's pretty iffy, too. For one thing, as we saw in the California case there's a lot of noncompliance with registration. Additionally, there are people in places of power willing to skirt the law. In Chicago, for example, in order to have a handgun you need to have license. However, criminals can still get handguns by buying them from the police. I read a recent story of a man killed in Chicago by a gun that had been illegally owned by two different cops. Supposedly at one point something in the area of 11 million dollars worth of drugs and guns was found to be missing from Chicago police evidence rooms. You think registration is beneficial, let's wait and see what happens in Canada first. It hasn't worked out for them so far. Hypothetical situations are meaningless in the context of the gun control argument.