Gun Control That Actually Works By ALAN BERLOWMAY 31, 2016 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/31/o...version=Full®ion=Marginalia&pgtype=article Alan Berlow, who has written frequently about the National Rifle Association, is the author of “Dead Season: A Story of Murder and Revenge.” "... the N.R.A. president, Karl Frederick, effectively endorsed registration of all firearms and licensing of gun owners: “I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons,” he once said. “I think it should be sharply restricted and only under license.” "The case for licensing and registration is stronger now than ever. Yet to today’s N.R.A. such measures are an existential threat to the Second Amendment. " The National Firearms Act is why we can't just go purchase a suppressor.