> Well, for one reason, the government has absolutely NO reason to know how many or what weapons I have. I"m law abiding, not committing crimes with them, and therefore they have no need to know.
Does the government have any reason to know how many cars you have? How many houses? How many businesses? etc. Lots of things require registration & licensing.
> But mostly, in many cases around the world, the FIRST step in confiscation of weapons, was registration of them. First they learn who has what, then they know where to come to take them away.
Name those cases.
> The government really has VERY LITTLE need to know much about my personal life, what I own or what I do. They should stay as much out of my life as possible. That's they way is it supposed to be set up here in the US.
The people who scream most loudly about government staying out of their lives are also the ones who want to impose their version of religion on others, restrict access to contraception, criminalize homosexuality, etc. What's a greater invasion of personal life: gun registration or "trans-vaginal ultrasound"?