When you read this folks, remember something: the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms – and Explosives, now) already has every 4473 form you signed when you bought a firearm from a private FFL dealer, gun store, department store, sporting goods store, etc. So, even though you may own one or more firearms that you bought from a private individual without filling out the paperwork, and have those safely cached somewhere, they WILL come looking for the ones you already registered (even though you didn’t think that was happening). If/when confiscation begins, they will arrest you and search your house for the ones they know about. If they can’t find any of them, they might let you go (hoping they can catch you with them later), but more likely, they will simply refuse to release you until you tell them where they are. Or maybe they will arrest your wife as a co-conspirator, or put your kids in a foster home until you tell them where they are.
If you don’t want that to happen, you are going to have to decide ahead of time what you will do when it starts. That may involve sending the family some place else to keep them safe, or bugging out altogether, although warrants will probably be issued and tied to your license plates and driver’s licenses. I may be over-reacting, but I think that the only thing that will stop them is what Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote many years ago: