While they’re at it, perhaps Democrats could also support restoring gun rights to non-violent felons as well.
I agree. IMO, background checks are necessary only to identify those with a record of violence or potentially dangerous mental condition. But I also believe that background checks be mandatory for all gun sales.
Here is a possible compromise to avoid the possibility of a registry being formed from gun-sale background checks. Anyone can have a voluntary background check on themselves. If comes back clean, then one can present it to the gun seller and a copy can be kept by the seller to show that at the time of sale the person voluntarily presented a clean CDC.
It costs about 50.00 to walk into a government office and request a CDC. If you are prepared to spend 1000.00 on a weapon, 50 bucks is a minor inconvenience. All healthcare professionals, including CNAs are required to have a CDC. Almost all companies handling sensitive materials now require a CDC.
It is not a major inconvenience and will protect the seller from liability suits.