Why ‘universal background checks’ will inevitably lead to registration


So here we are … answering the question “Is it irrational to fear that the ‘universal background check’ bill will lead to a de-facto registration scheme?

Let’s just start with the plain text of the bill itself.  Does it say anything about a record-keeping requirement?

Why yes it does!  It says that “[r]egulations … shall include a provision requiring a record of transaction of any transfer that occurred between an unlicensed transfer or and unlicensed transferee.

Hmm.  I wonder what form such a record would take?

But let’s not stop there.

Read more at John Pierce’s Monachus Lex.

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