As for me, while I don't want to make gun dealers rich off of the process,I think that no firearms sale should require a background check,and there should be no paper trail for either a buy or a transfer.
Background checks are a fairly new thing. This country of ours survived for over 180 years without them. The background check tells me that I am guilty of something until the mighty government tells me I am not by passing a background check.
The crack babies and gang bangers that are doing most of the killing....how many of them do you suppose passed a background check?
NONE of them did...how long do you suppose that prevented them from getting a gun? Not very long.
Background checks are another feel good measure that Liberals like to tout as being the answer to all crimes. Other folks, without the ability to think for themselves blindly do whatever they are told to do and think only what they are told is OK to think and they think that background checks are the cats meow.
Background checks are also in effect registration of all firearms. For you non thinkers out there in cyberspace, where do you suppose the figures come from when the some flaming communist in government spouts of the number of transactions that were voided because those people didn't pass a background check? They thump their chests and tell us how well the system works and how society was saved because x number of firearms purchases were denied
They say that x number of pistols were bought, and x number of "assault" rifles were bought in this time frame. Somewhere this information is kept on file, and guess who has access to it? The good ole boys in the Federal government, thats who. Somewhere it is on a computer, and if you ever bought a firearm, your name,address,date of birth,and social security number is right there along with the serial number of the gun.
Registration? We don't need it cause we've already got it.
What amazes most me are the ones that scream the loudest about registration of firearms, yet think that background checks aren't and are OK.
Someday everyone will figure it out.
Then it'll be too late.