http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/26/politics/obama-guns-congress/index.html?hpt=hp_bn3 Interesting. The president apparently said: "I believe the majority of gun owners would agree ... that we should check someone's criminal record before they can check out a gun seller; that a mentally unbalanced individual should not be able to get his hands on a gun so easily." Is he proposing something like an Illinois FOID card? Since we already do a NICS check, I'm not sure I can figure out what a pre-NICS check would acccomplish. However, post-election, if he wins, this will amount to national FOID's (remember what state hee's from), NICS for all gun sales (or requiring the FOID for all private sales), and a lot more. Obama is trying to walk the line of letting the anti-gunners know he's going to do something, without creating the massive anti-gun backlash that is likely. The good news is, if Obama fails to walk that line carefully, James Holmes may actually keep him from being reelected.