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  •  Constitutional right for one. Cars and drugs (0+ / 0-)

    don't appear in the Bill of Rights.  You have no guaranteed right to own a car or drugs and thus not applicable.

    You are under the impression that registration of all guns will be included, if universal background checks become a reality.  They are two separate issues, and registration will be a hard battle politically to ever get passed, perhaps even harder than AWB.

      For one, there are 310 million firearms on the streets now....or basically one for every man, woman and child in the country...with a few to spare.  The majority of those have no registration of any kind.  They will most likely be grandfathered in, even if registration makes it through Congress.

    Second of all, transferring liability of a crime from someone who didn't commit that crime will be an even harder battle and again a separate issue.

    Third, this statement:

    So, if proper records are kept, criminals won't be able to get guns.
    How do you conclude this?  Again, criminals will just buy one of the 310 million weapons already out there or even newly stolen ones in each other's backyard for cash.

     Do you think Joe the criminal will ask for the driver' s license of Jack the criminal...even though Jack is handing him a grand in cold cash....just because we made a new scary law.  No, he will just sell it to him, as they have always, always done.... and who would ever know?  

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