He does it just meant he had to shell out a lot to register them all even the ones that don't work, that was the problem with that new law(It's not new anymore 10 years old).
It mostly was a problem for people who had collection. Basically not criminals. lol
I always wonder if gun control is the best answer when I read that old headline about that attack on those female engineers at Ecole Polytechnique in Quebec(1989) "14 unarmed women gunned down..." would it have been as many if one of them had been armed?
Although I believe it was used to bring about stricter gun control laws.