Here in Oregon, we have USAG-OR Amanda Marshall, who takes space offered by the anti-gun fishwrap to "make a case" against being able to buy guns privately.
In Marshall's op-ed, she lists a few scary-sounding cases, then jumps right into her preferred fix of mandatory background checks for all gun transactions.
Marshall does not claim that any of the "scary" cases she presented is a case of the purported "gun-show loophole" case, and in fact, all the gun possessions mentioned were already illegal by laws already on the books, and a quick look at the perps would show that they were not the types who would have followed any sort of law, anyway.
That's an inferential leap which requires Warp Drive to cross, I'd say.
Then, she ignores the 900# gorilla in the room in writing her op-ed: Holder and the USDOJ simply can't be trusted. In fact, the entire US Government can't be trusted.
Refer to Chris Muir's "Day By Day" 'toon for today. In that first panel, Muir apparently quotes a Miami attorney in summing up the malfeasance of the Obama Administration, very concisely.
Ms. Marshall, should you read this blog, please tell me why any citizen with even a minor education would trust the US Government at this point. Trust is important, since there are Federal Laws prohibiting the Government from maintaining a gun registration list from FFL's records of purchase of guns. If that system of background checks, now in effect only for FFL-purchases, were extended to all purchases, what is to keep the Feds from ignoring the restrictions and making their own list? Bear in mind, for the failed Manchin-Toomey Bill, the feds would have had up to 72 hours to complete a check which is now generally completed in less than a half-hour. What were they planning to do with the extra time if not produce an illegal record of the checks?
If I can't trust your boss, Ms. Marshall, why should I trust you?
Trust is everything, and the Government has exactly none to sell us at the moment.