I support universal background checks.
Every nut that runs loose with a gun is a poor reflection on the rest of us. The only people that background checks will hurt are people who shouldn't really have a gun in the first place.
I live in VA. The govt already has an inventory of every firearm I bought from a dealer. The form is filled out every time I buy a gun, and it's fine by me.
It's true that laws don't stop people from committing crimes. If that was the case their would be no murder. However, that doesn't me there shouldn't be a law against murder.