Ok, while I fully understand the reluctance of many gun-owners to inform law-enforcement of one's ownership and/or possession of firearms, I fail to see how my doing so in this case would jepordize my future ownership of the firearms I already own and somehow lead to future persecution. I've heard a lot about the government's likely gun-grab; which could be the resurrection of HR1022 in permanent form (albiet with a grandfather clause), to the wholesale confiscation of the dangerous "Assault Weapons" outlined in the new AWB.
I believe it won't be that draconian, but should an otherwise law-abiding gun-owner lie to the police when the firearms question comes up during a report/complaint, simply out of the fear and possibility that one's name and list of owned firearms would thence be added to a list of people to go after, should such a drastic AWB be signed into law?
I've related my experience in Denver to a few fellow gun-owners, and almost to a man they informed me that I made a dire mistake in telling the 911 operator and officers of my collection in my car, and to expect a nasty visit by the ATF when the new AWB passes. Sure, I'm just as afraid that's the direction the gov & president is moving, but I'm hearing more and more outright paranoia from gun-owners; ie black helos, existance of confiscation rolls, and our gov submitting completely to UN firearms controls in America... however IMHO those things are at least several years in the future, if at all.
But risking successfully lying to police, when it's their job to detect such things, wouldve been a definite road to confiscation of my firearms... and a lot sooner than what is supposedly coming from the gun-grabbers in Washington.
All I'm asking is that my fellow gun-owners not risk their immediate freedom by lying to police about their firearms out of paranoia, if of course the LEO's asking isn't an obvious breach of law. But come on, why the riot act? I don't think I'm at any greater risk of confiscation after last Monday's incident by being truthful and cooperative with law-enforcement in one 911 call. If anything, the Feds don't need my disclosure to figure out what I have and where I live, all they'd need to do is look up BGC and tax info.