I think it's the database they want. In Chicago they've attempted to get the federal list of multiple handgun (that's 2) purchasers within a week, which the government can legally maintain in order to crosscheck for Chicago purchasers. Would they go after this list to check for federal registrants who hadn't registered with the city, and are thus subject to confiscation and charges? IMO, in a heartbeat. I see little or no upside for gunowners in this.
Any database is a bad idea.
They've been trying for such a thing for years, and the intent has been obvious from the start on that.
This bill seems tailor made to at the very least poot the foot in the door for the creation of just such an intrusive database.
But the way it reads leaves me to believe that it refers to such a database.
To reiterate, this bill does NOT create ANY new data-base!
It has nothing to do with normal run of the mill firearms as are owned by the majority of Americans.
It IS intended to allow legislative relief to our veterans and their heirs who have war trophy NFA arms they obtained prior to Dec. 1968.
NFA Arms are legal in most states, so long as they are properly registered in the NFRTR data-base.
ATFE has screwed up the NFRTR, innocent Americans are at risk of prosecution this very minute.
Our veterans are at particular risk as a greater percent of them own NFA arms they brought back as souvenirs.
They are dying off at a rapid rate, the NFA arms are being found by heirs who do not know their legal status, and have no idea how to deal with the regulations and flawed NFRTR.