Reply to post: Re: Why?

UK Home Office: We will register thousands of deactivated firearms with no database

dfsmith

Re: Why?

According to the (US) Bureau of Justice statistics office, only about 50% of firearms are actually fired when committing a crime*. So a undeactivated weapon may still have nefarious purpose. (Can you reundeativate them again afterwards?)

* Usual caveats about summarizing surveys with a specific cohort of convicted prisoners.

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