Originally Posted by somethingbenign
Please explain why you can't organize gun sale records. Is there some law on the book or just too much data flow?
Legal reasons aside, which dragon already detailed, when/if this information is digitized it will surely be hacked and released. This would be a road map for criminals to acquire desirable guns from our homes while we're at work or for the anti-groups to harass firearm owners.
Illinois has FOID (firearm owner ID) cards and there's been a legal battle raging for years to make their information public record.