Of course ‘significant’ is subjective. However, I have rarely found someone willing to argue that 3,000 deaths per year is an insignificant number — the economic cost alone is enormous, and the societal cost is massive.
I’m not sure how many times I have to repeat “Messing with enumerated rights must be done with care” before it sinks in.
I guess it comes down to whether you consider requiring minimal administrative burdens for gun owners to be more problematic than the current enormous toll of gun deaths the US experiences each year.
I’d love to hear how a politician defines “minimal” in this context. :-)