Gun rights supporters curious as to how background checks would play out

Congress wants to expand background checks to all commercial and private gun sales.

A National Rifle Association spokesman said the Trump administration’s background check proposal burdens law-abiding gun owners while ignoring the real problems like fixing the broken mental health system and the prosecution of violent criminals.

Pro Second Amendment voters are curious as to how the Trump administration will handle the proposal.

Gun rights attorney Emily Taylor said it would be hard for the federal government to enforce the background checks.

"We could find ourselves in a world in which the government does not support the Second Amendment right. Then the federal government knows exactly what firearm every individual owns and who's door they need to knock on in order to confiscate them," said Taylor.

She said it's a slippery slope once we take the first step.

"Mandating background checks on all sales actually scares a lot of gun owners because it has the possibility of creating a de facto gun registry, a shadow gun registry," said Taylor.

She said there was no federally mandated background until 1998 with the Brady handgun law, passed through a Democratic House and Senate and signed into law by then-President Clinton. And, the liberals specifically exempted private sales from that because it was so cumbersome.

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