My cars and motorcycles are registered and I’m licensed to drive them (motorcycle endorsement is separate and requires ADDITIONAL proof of competence!). My concealed carry permit required proof of training , on use, and ETHICS of firearms, and yes I’ve had multiple background checks for license and purchase of firearms.
Simple fact: on a NATIONAL register, (far more effective at controlling traffic than local ordinances like Chicago’s) owners should be on file (as in New Zealand) to show they’re ACTUALLY “responsible” gun owners, and not felons, nuts, or irresponsible “drivers” of those firearms.
I’ve never heard of a motor vehicle being seized unless used in a criminal act (DUII IS “criminal” though a regulation violation, not "law’, in most states), and have no fear of the “black helicopter crowd” taking away firearms either. Heston’s hands ARE cold, and don’t believe he was buried with that muzzle-loader, so even his fears seem “overblown”..