Let’s face it - these goons won’t be happy until the Second Amendment is rescinded in all but name.
Their oath to uphold the constitution means nothing to them.
The background check is only a slick way of being able to deny someone they don’t want to own a gun. They would (given their past record) only continuously expand the criteria for ownership until only but a certain percentage would be able to own one. We all know how the Feds use incrementalism to achieve their end goals. It would also give them a way to tie yet another group of records into their databases for instant access - your medical records. They already figured out a slick way to get access to all of our financial information with Obamacare. The elites want to be able to know everything about you but not the other way around.
They fear common people. They hate them. Their world is one where they are treated as princes, the smartest, best looking, guys in the room.
They can’t the thought of the peasants being armed.