True but what I was getting at is if they don't know you have them they're less likely to attempt to take them by force. It's a bad situation either way. I know I'm not giving mine up ever, which is what this ban would lead to. To me the risk of not registering is safer than registering.
I agree with you that you have to pick your poison one way of the other, but I would rather file a false police report to the local cops than lie to the Feds. Local cops don't have an axe to grind on the gun control issue and won't pursue the case even if they suspect you're lying, but the Feds would take it as a challenge if you lied to them, and might try to make an example out of you. The Feds are a lot more interested in making names for themselves when it comes to this kind of stuff.
My main point is that if you bought it from an FFL dealer, they already know you have it, and so what you need to do at that point is figure out the best way to make the Feds believe that you lost or forfeited possession of it. If you tell them you sold it, they're going to ask you questions about the sale. If tell them it was stolen, they probably won't believe you if you tell them you didn't file a police report.
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