This probably doesn't need elaboration, but FWIW...as far as I know (take that for whatever you think it's worth), the system appears to be able to produce either a report of every firearm transaction an individual was involved in or a report of every owner of a given gun, but not a "net" report of only the guns currently owned by an individual.Not quite. That database is filled with garbage and a lot of people have stuff not in it, or stored elsewhere outside the
reg, etc. Old guns aren't even likely in the thing because of the "bird poop incident" etc. Then you have scores of guys building 80% etc (something I never got into, but I see why others do). And anyone building off an 80 sure as hell isn't FA-10ing their crap, unless they're terminally stupid.
Another fun problem- I could sell all my guns tomorrow and the state will still think I own like 50 guns, according to their "database" because of the
way records are not cleaned up there. So the state is going to be harassing people based likely on poor quality data.
Not to mention- this is a state that won't spend any money on gun control. Where do you think they're going to get all the cash to pay for the LE OT to start seizing a bunch of guns?
Even if every transaction had been correctly recorded (many weren't before the electronic FA-10s were required) and digitally stored (all those destroyed blue cards), the system still has no ability at all to account for (1) guns transferred either to a MA dealer who shipped the gun out of state or for guns transferred directly to an out of state FFL, which is one reason that it's useful to keep your own records of every transaction, especially dealer receipts for guns transferred to the dealer, or (2) guns owned by individuals at the time they move into MA (no reportable transaction involved).