To me, the fact that the current Bill seems to "prohibit" the creation of a Federal Registry is about as absolute as a ten-year Federal Budget...
Subject to change, at the whim of the next Congress.
Laws can be changed. Do any of us not think for one second that, if there were a large majority Democratic Senate, and House today, that we'd be having the fight of our lives against a Federal Registry?
Once the information is there, it's there forever...
A "ban" on a Federal Registry can- and I fear would- be changed if another perfect storm of tragedy and opportunity presented itself to the gun-grabbers.