Yeah well, here up in the Great White North, Canada, we had our media and equivalent of yer DemoncRATs, deliberately spin a muslim terrorist, mysoginist attack, (Ecole de Politechnique, Montreal) into a gun control/gender issue.
The result was universal reggistration and attempted confiscation. Meanwhile, the "registry" was vulnerable to online downloading, giving criminals a detailed shopping list of gun owners/collectors.
While Canadians project an image of compliance/law abiding a critical mass of citizens never registered.....
An Act of Parliament, ended the registry, but it took months to get the bureaucrats to comply...they refused to give up their wet dream.
It was never about crime or safety....never is.