If you are Barack Obama, you may well be heading in just such a direction. If you are New York Governor Cuomo, you are certainly on board. But wait just a minute. If you are hard-liner Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, it is a whole different matter. You see, Bob has zero plans to take up the subject of universal background checks for gun purchases. Requiring such checks would be a necessary precursor to a national gun registry, and a national background check system is an absolute priority for President Obama and congressional Democrats.
Many of my gun-owning Harley riding buddies come from the red neck communities of southern Virginia that Bob represents. My small business owner friends know Bob. These guys have more gun safes (not guns) than most Americans have cars. Bob Goodlatte has a powerful gun owner’s tailwind at his back and is not likely to get pushed around by the anti-Second Amendment crowd.
No House Judiciary ruling on background checks. No national gun registry. Over and out!