"President Obama is coming for our guns!"
What I personally want is for the United States to realize that we need to stop the crazy, not follow the guns. This is really what 'they' have in mind. Under the guise of Universal background checks, they intend to end the person to person private sale or transfer of firearms, the "gun show loophole"...
A lot of the people I know claim that if this ever happened, they would suddenly lose their guns in a lake somewhere. Their fear is that by creating a database of who has the guns, they government could one day attempt to confiscate them. This was or is in fact the way about one-third of all gun transactions occur, maybe more, there's literally no way to know...there are no records.
In fact, the law required that registered dealers destroy their records and only do 'yearly' inventory checks. Moreover, that they were under no legal obligation to not sell to 'crazy' or 'disturbed' people, but that they could if they felt it necessary. These are recommendations that come directly from the ATF, which even now operates sans a full time Director. So, we've never really been all that interested in knowing who has guns, or who they are selling and trading them to.
I have bought guns both through the background check system and sold or traded them on and off the market to friends and family. I am guessing that such actions now, would be considered criminal, including the inherited arms?
I do not see this as having much affect keeping guns out of the hands of criminal and the mentally deranged. MOST of those people are likely not going to take the time to inquire as to what are the full background check requirements within his specific state before he steals one. So I really see these as half measures.
What we really need is a health care system capable of identifying and treating sociopaths...