We should all be extremely opposed to “closing the loophole” of private sales, because while it is not directly gun registration, it is *de facto* gun registration. And it might be a sneaky way for liberal Republicans to embrace gun registration, using some elaborate rationalization.
While the government, as such, is not *supposed* to retain the records of those who get background checks, does anyone seriously expect a villain like Eric Holder to follow the law?
And even if he doesn’t just blatantly ignore the law, gun dealers, those who actually do the background checks, are required to record all sorts of personal information. And while they are not *supposed* to do so, there have been accounts of the BATF&E going to gun dealers, and copying their entire logbook of gun sales. Illegal, heck yeah. But they still do it.
Even local police often “poll” gun dealers, looking for personal information on who has purchased a particular gun. And they are under no limitation at all on how long they can maintain that data, or who they can share it with.
So stand fast to defend the “loophole”, despite Democrats, anti-gunners, and liberal Republicans to “close” it.
It’s also a way to have legacy family firearms registered.
There, fixed it, lest we forget those who died because of Fast and Furious.