ill give you a better example. i figured the last was good because most military folks are pretty serious about 2nd amendment rights, but not being a real example, i suppose thats not ideal (although australia did really do it). a decade or maybe more ago, the US dept of justice ruled that auto recyclers (junk yards) had to turn in the VINs of vehicles as they crushed them or sold them off to crushers, to monitor the end of life process and make sure extinct VINs werent re-used to re-identify stolen vehicles.
well, for many years, the DOJ had a rule in place saying EVERY auto recycler MUST turn these in. but there was no system to turn them in, no auto recyclers followed the rule. none. how could you? mail them a list? it was ridiculous. several years later, some group sued the DOJ to force them to enforce the rule, so they did. they had a hard deadline for enforcement, **but there was still no system**. so they just did nothing, effectively, breaking the judges ruling, but nobody pushed the issue as they were sort of trying. eventually there was a system which allowed *some* auto recyclers to start reporting. but they didnt all start because the whole thing was a total piece of **** from the start, there was NO CREDIBILITY. thats the key. after another year or so, a system was in place for all auto recyclers to use, and the DOJ said ok, for real now guys, you have to report, and a lot of people did. probably most did within a year but its hard to say for sure.
anyway, do you fault those auto recyclers who didnt report for 8 years without a system to do so? that is slightly different, there at least was a way to follow the rules if you wanted in HD. but when the ****** system came online that only partly worked for some people, who were super busy, and it still had all these bugs and was a huge pain in the ***... do you really fault them for taking their time to start reporting? once the system was credible, they followed. i think that pretty much demonstrates the problem was the system, not the auto recyclers. this situation is almost identical. if seble came out and had said hey, this is really important, heres how we manage the people with problems, maybe you get 4 seasons to wrap up and then you get help moving or whatever, and really gave a system with low credibility some real credibility, i think most people would have followed it. i argue that in both cases, the problem is the system, not the people.