I don't know if I see background checks as a huge problem.
With the exception of my mother, (who I want to carry a handgun for her protection-she wants to)
And my girlfriend (who also wants to carry a gun for self defense)
I would never sell a gun to anybody without a trip to the nearest FFL dealer for a background check anyway.
I believe some information is recorded during background checks about the particular gun that can constitute "backdoor gun registration", but I don't know much about that. Could someone educate me?
I'm not "advocating" mandatory checks, but if I had to choose between that and feinsteins raging hard on for a "new and improved" AWB complete with a magazine ban...