That gun laws are far from meaningful was made clear by Plain Dealer reporters Rachel Dissell and Christopher Evans in their Sunday examination of why it's so hard to track the ownership of guns used in crimes.
The author misses the most obvious point, one he wasn’t trying to make. If you have gotten to the point where you need to track the owner of a firearm, the crime has already been committed. Wouldn’t it be more efficient to prevent the crime in the first place? If one is armed to defend oneself, there likely wouldn’t be a victim, and without a victim, there isn’t a crime.