Possible counter attack on background check idea
The claim from gun control advocates is they want universal background checks to help keep guns out of the wrong hands, and they are not interested in registering guns.
Proof of the pudding is in the eating, so a reasonable thing to do is to take their disinterest in registration at face value and eliminate gun specific information from the 4473 and destroy bound books rather than delivering them to BATFE when an FFL goes out of business.
Think that would fly?
"Never give to your friend any power that your enemy may some day inherit." -- Paul Weyrich