No, seriously - I remember it at the time being featured on TV over here; it stuck in my memory (as do many unusual things)because I was aware of how much of a supporter Ronald Reagan was of gun rights. I also remember this being the subject of criticism in "Peterson Handguns" magazine, a sister publication of "Guns and Ammo".
I was being serious; the Brady Bill requires background checks, e.g. the states permission to buy and sell guns... this even applies in some states, such as mine, to sales from parents to children, or children to parents. Folks in Pennsylvania have had their right stolen by the state via this legislation JUST for selling guns without going through this process. When you ask permission, it is not a right; just a government privilege that can be revoked at any time... I despise Reagan for this; he was an honorable man of high ideals, yet he sold out many future generations of Americans by signing this into law.