I consider the 4473 and Bound Book to comprise federal registration, just not CENTRAL registration. I am an Alabamian and think I have it pretty good here, ready CCW, OC legal, no stringent state regulations; frex private sales are ok and full auto is legal. However, one sheriff was lax in background check for permits and we have lost our CCW = NICS status. However, TV news yesterday gleefully announced "six gun bills" in the next legislative session. The only one described will standardize and centralize CCW permits under Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (Highway Patrol, etc.) instead of county sheriffs. Terms of one or five years, or lifetime. And get that sloppy sheriff out of the loop, maybe letting us reduce purchase hassle. BUT it will also make it easier to cancel a permit by action of about any law enforcement agency. The only other thing I see is authorization for a judge to carry a gun into court. No sign of the other four.