gun owners do not like registrations.*
There are only two reasons you register something, either so you can tax it or so you can confiscate it later on. This is why cars have license plates, so the state knows you have paid your taxes and fees on them. The fact that the police can use them for identification is secondary.
Gun owners who have subscriptions to the local rags should check to see if they are Gannett owned publications, and if so cancel with a full explanation.
Note to the press: we can and will turn the tables on you. What do you say we just ignore each other, and maybe we will go away?
*New link, the previously linked video seems to have been memory-holed.