Originally Posted by Lawdog88
The real purpose is to register the weapon, which as I understand it, is ALSO what the push is for . . . not just the background check.
Can the leftists defend that ?
The obvious and repeatedly stated:
No previously convicted criminal bent on further criminal activity (the occasional idiot excepted) will purchase a firearm if a background check is required.
No criminal will register any firearm.
Criminals bent on possessing firearms, steal them, or get them from other criminals who have stolen them.
A number of weapons are already subject to registration under the NFA, such as supressors, machine guns, and short barrel rifles and shotguns (and all kinds of fun stuff like grenades, missiles and IEDs). I suspect there will be efforts to make some "assault weapons," whatever that is, subject to the NFA and registration.
Just get a gun trust and "rock and roll" - you can then get and own some of the "fun stuff" in a pretty flexible way.