With the Obama administration’s push for universal background checks, Second Amendment advocates have been screaming “gun registration” at the top of their lungs. To counter, gun control advocates are using this is as “proof” that gun rights advocates are nuts. After all, they argue, no one is wanting to register guns. They just want to make sure people buying guns are legally able to do so. Too bad they don’t understand that what they’re asking really is gun registration.
The idea of universal background checks is gaining some traction in Congress because it’s hard to argue against, on the surface. After all, who doesn’t want to keep guns out of the hands of the next Adam Lanza or Jared Loughner? However, the gun community is concerned because they all understand the full process of purchasing a firearm under current law. [Read more…]