I know many non-gun people that think there already is a data base of gun owners by serial number. They think whenever a gun is found the police can check the serial number and find out who the owner is immediately.
Actually I've met a couple of people that have bought guns recently that thought the same thing. That is, when they bought the gun the serial number and their name went directly to a federal database.
If (and I only say 'if') we have to accept universal background checks do you think we could limit it to a check that is done and disappears and NOT let it became a universal gun owner database?