I am for background checks but NOT UNIVERSAL registration. Why would any one want ex-cons, spouse abusers, mentally sick people to be able to buy guns without a background check? It is said that most gun crime is committed with illegal guns but how do we know that? For every gun crime which results in arrest and gun confiscation there are many more unsolved crimes. We just do not know what exact gun was used in unsolved crimes. How many of the 504 Chicago murders in 2012 were solved and guns confiscated?
I completely agree universal registration on a national level is step towards confiscation at worst and unnecessary expense at best.
Because this is another incremental step toward “universal gun registration” that the left has been pushing to get for decades. Every step has been ineffective in fighting crime, and the result it to call for another ineffective step. The end result it registration, and registration is only good for eventual confiscation, whether piecemeal and over generations, as the requirements are tightened, or all together, when the numbers of gun owners have been reduced enough to render them politically ineffective.
Just look at New York City, where we are getting much of our grief is coming from. They have had unconstitutional laws on the books for a century. Almost no one owns legal guns, and the population has been so conditioned to their enhanced helplessness that the want to push it on everyone else.