Something very instructive just happened in Germany. According to The Washington Post (1/19/13), they are now taking the equivalent of their 4473 forms and implementing "a vast registry that details every legal gun owner in the country, along with information about all of their firearms."
Says the Post: "Now, law enforcement officials can sit down at their computers and scroll through lists of owners and their guns in seconds."
For reasons like this, "universal background checks" in this country are the most insidious aspect of Barack Obama's gun control initiatives.
After all, We know that gun confiscation is the ultimate endgame for many of the gun grabbers on the Left. Consider just a few, recent well-known cases:
* "Confiscation could be an option," declared New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a radio interview (December 27, 2012). (Constitutional Treason - Violation of Oath Of Office)
* "We cannot have big guns out here," said Iowa Rep. Dan Muhlbauer. "Even if you have them, I Think We Need To Start Taking Them." (Interview with the Iowa Daily Times Herald, December 19, 2012.) (Constitutional Treason -Violation of Oath of Office)
* "No One Is Allowed To Be Armed. We're Going To Take All The Guns," said P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of the New Orleans police, right before several law-enforcement agencies began confiscating the firearms of lawful gun owners in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (2005).
(Constitutional Violations - Dereliction of Duty- Criminal Act of Breaking State and Federal Laws- Violation of Citizen Civil Rights)
The task of confiscating guns is much Easier when the government has a Registration List. And that is the number one reason gun owners should oppose background checks, because they give federal bureaucrats the framework for a national registration system.
If Obama gets his way, we will be much further down road to giving the Andrew Cuomos of the world the registration lists they need.
Some liberal gun-grabbers are trying to paint it as "non-controversial." But this hideous provision requiring every American to get the permission of the government before exercising their Second Amendment rights Must Be Stopped.
We INSIST that you oppose the "universal background check" which would set the framework for a National Gun Registry and confiscation.