According to Frederic Dicker at the New York Post:

“Assault-rifle owners statewide are organizing a mass boycott of Gov. Cuomo’s new law mandating they register their weapons, daring officials to “come and take it away,” The Post has learned.”

The reason for such reticence isn’t hard to fathom. When gun owners charge that politicians can’t be trusted to resist using registration lists for future confiscation, they’re not being paranoid — New York City and California have both done just that.

Political officials might want to consider those experiences, as well as a recent poll finding two-thirds of Americans willing to defy tighter gun restrictions, before setting themselves up for public demonstrations of their impotence in the face of mass defiance.