You own a small, but successful gun shop. Your State, gun-friendly as it is, has just instituted a new "universal background check" system whereby each transaction has to have the usual NICS check AND there is a place on the mandatory form for the seller to personally evaluate the buyer.
This guy walks in with several buddies, and looks at an FN Five-Seven pistol. You recognize the guy, and are somewhat surprised that he came to your store, since he could get any gun he wanted without the usual red tape.
He's a stranger to guns, obviously, so you take your time showing him how the pistol operates. He grins the universal grin of a gun-buyer about to get a new gun, and pulls out his credit card. You pull out a Form 4478 and the new State background check forms, and he efficiently completes both of them and pushes them back across the counter to you. You have your one checkbox on the State form to fill out, so you pull out your laminated checklist, one that the NSSF gave you, to do the evaluation.
- Does the buyer seem ill at ease - NO
- Did the buyer pass a NICS check? YES
- Do you know the buyer to be a person who follows the law? - NO, Failure of check, NO SALE
"I'm sorry, President Obama, according to this new State Law, I can't sell you a gun".
This pipe dream brought to you by the Letter "A", which stands for.....never mind.