Any attempt at gun registration in the U.S. will result in massive non-compliance on a scale that will make alcohol prohibition look like first graders failing to stay in a straight line while waiting to go on recess.
January 29th, 2013
[That is the most accurate example I've seen because with what's going on in New York it's obvious he's correct.
Now I hadn't thought about a license endorsement and that would work on the condition that it was automatic. Everyone who satisfied the requirements was automatically endorsed.
I'm not a fan of the background check BS, however if we're going to get stuck with it, we need to find a way to make it work and remove the loopholes they're trying to create. Though the idea of a public number to conduct background checks could be interesting.
Daughter has a new boyfriend? Time to check him out. Going on a date? Verify they're not a felon. The number of ways this could be misused gives a solution to the idea of them recording every last call to make a registry would be impossible. For those of us in the security world, it's yet another example of the bane or benefit of false positives, positive or negative depends on which direction you're looking.
The drivers license solution would serve an additional benefit of replacing NICS and decreasing additional costs. Your background check is renewed every time you renew your license. There is the problem though of the Feds could say that a national ID card would be required for the endorsement and give them another foot in the door for "Real ID." No matter how hard you try, it's a cut towards the freedom of the law abiding, criminals don't care. -B]