It's always interesting watching something that dwells in darkness thrash around when exposed to light and pressure. Even worms have a rudimentary way of escaping from your grip when you go to put them on the hook, and their efforts become even more frantic when you start threading them on.
This is what we're seeing now. They're used to everything going their way, even if it's not as much as they want now, they always take more. Compromise compromise compromise "bipartisan' (I get a piece too, right? $$$) malarkey... but this is an effective counterattack. The communist playbook doesn't have an easy way out of this. So they revert to doing what they know, shit reams of red tape everywhere. Their hope is that something sticks legally or make it so convoluted that the average American can't afford to defend themselves legally.
With them.. it's never "It is law" thump if it doesn't go their way.
This is why registries are bad ideas. Not all criminals are stupid, and a list like that is basically a shopping list for burglars. Watch a house for a week, establish a pattern, avoid places with alarms or dogs.. break in and start scooping. Not the first time a 'leak' has happened and it wont be the last. Doxxing is a popular form of hacktivism.
Isn't it weird how that stuff doesn't happen with other hot button issues? While not the same due to HIPAA, imagine if the names of all the women who had abortions in California over the course of 10 years were leaked. Meltdowns on social media, rabid press screaming for life in prison for the offenders, an army of agents looking for the responsible party/parties. Politicians droning on about private lives and passing more laws so this doesn't happen again.