Originally Posted by Atlas
And how could background checks on all private sales be enforced unless there is registration of all guns in private hands?
The problem with background checks being expanded to private sales (leaving aside for a moment whether you think background checks of any sort for any sale to anyone are an infringement of the 2dA) is that there can be no regulation of private sales without registration, either retroactive or on a rolling forward basis.
Establishing "universal background checks" is at least a more honest description than "closing the gun show loophole" (which doesn't exist: http://suburbansheepdog.blogspot.com/2012/12/drift.html
) but never imagine it is some small thing. It is not, it is a BIG deal and will make the grabbers' next step next time all the easier to accomplish.