The ultimate showdown has been coming for quite a while. It's now almost upon us. Even if you've never called or written your congresscritters in the past, now's the time to do so.
I look for universal background checks to become the law of the land, since it doesn't infringe on our right to "keep and bear" arms, especially if the gummit doesn't get to have information about the type (other than handgun or long gun) of weapon transferred.
I do suggest that if the NICS idea goes through - it should be ammeded to state that since NICS is so great - then any law abiding citizen in the USA should be able to purchase firearms (handguns included) for their home if NICS checked.
Now that's gold, right there!
Violence is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and valorous feeling which believes that nothing is worth violence is much worse. Those who have nothing for which they are willing to fight; nothing they care about more than their own personal safety; are miserable creatures who have no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of those better than themselves. Gary L. Griffiths, Chief Instructor, Advanced Force Tactics, Inc. (Paraphrasing John Stuart Mill)