To the Editor,
Re: Gun registry is about people’s rights as well, Letters, Jan. 5.
Klaus Nenn states that, “Knowing that there are weapons in the home of law-abiding citizens is an important aspect of law enforcement.”
Law-abiding owners of firearms always possess a PAL or an RPAL. If the homeowner has one of these, it’s pretty safe to assume that he or she also possesses firearms regardless of what a registry says.
However, police officers will always assume that there are weapons in the home.
What if the residents are not law-abiding citizens at all, but merely criminals who haven’t been caught yet?
A police officer who relies on an error-filled computer database is a statistic waiting to happen.