Today Vice President Joe Biden is submitting his report to President Barack Obama on gun control and one thing is becoming clear - up to 50-80% of all guns in circulation will be affected by his suggestions. As we reported earlier regarding Dianne Feinstein's proposal, it will affect 50% of all long guns and 80% of all handguns.
The proposal includes the creation of a national database of gun owners, tracking who owns what guns and private gun sales would fade into history. The proposal is all gun sales will need to have a Brady Check and for most guns already in the hands of Americans, one will need to be fingerprinted, get a gun license from the federal government and undergo an FBI background check.
Interestingly, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is already barging into gun dealers shops across the country violating the McClure-Volkmer Act by violating gun owner's privacy by copying the shop's 4473s the agency does not already have an electronic copy of.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo -– a man who gives you a pretty good idea of where gun control is going -– said, on the front page of the New York Times, that “confiscation” of firearms is an option. Obviously, having a registration list makes such a task much easier.
What is less clear is with regard to high round magazine clips. Would just police agencies be able to have access to them or will Americans retain their right to keep and trade them?