It's a common error made by screenwriters who grew up and/or live in CA. . .
The TV show Criminal Minds is one example where the analyst chick, Garcia, magically finds guns that are registered to people when they are working in States/cities that don't have registration. . . Or worse yet, "gun permits" in States that don't subject their citizens to needing a permit to buy a gun.
Just once I'd like to see one of the TV FBI dudes tell someone that they were in possession of an unregistered gun and have the person respond "Hey dumbass, we don't have registration in this State".
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it.
- H. L. Mencken -
Last edited by wjv; 05-14-2013 at 17:29..