Originally Posted by gwalchmai
While both are terrible, I think universal background checks are a greater threat to our freedom than an AWB. Registration dooms us all.
Maybe, but I think it's too late to worry about registration.
How many of us do not own a single gun that was bought from an FFL with a background check, or have a CCW permit? If you have 1 gun bought with a NICS check, or even 1 you bought before NICS, with a 4473, or you have a CCW, that is enough for the government to know you have a gun if they start confiscating. (No, I don't believe they don't keep a record of every single NICS check) You might be OK if it's only partial confiscation and your store-bought gun isn't banned, but they'll get to you eventually.