“If firearm xyz is found, there is a long and convoluted process that involves paper records to figure out who made it, who the brokers were, which gun shop wound up with it, and then, maybe, if you didn’t lie on the 4472, they can tie it to a name.”
Then, I don’t know enough about this process. I bought a gun and filled out paperwork. The guy did a background check and I walked out with the gun. What does the government know about my purchase? You are saying they don’t know I bought it? Is it that the background check says I bought one but they don’t know what kind? Is that it? Sorry to sound dumb about this, but I didn’t major in guns. All I can do is test people and say whether or not they are sane and I can fix a wound or even deliver a baby. But I don’t know about gun registration or whatever the hell it is since I am now mixed up about the whole thing.
The background check goes to a clerk who does an NCIC check. Federal law, once again, forbids keeping records of exactly who got the background check.
I'd rather know all those details than be able to deliver a baby... I've seen that done. Wimmenz are strong.