It looks like the advocates of gun control in the White House are going to try throwing everything at the wall and hope something sticks:
The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions.
A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, the sources said.
Typical government, when something fails to work they try it again, only harder. Since penalties for carrying guns near schools and giving guns to minors didn’t stop the school shooting in Connecticut the government is looking at making the acts of carrying guns near schools and giving guns to minors more illegaler. That’s the exact opposite of a solution. It goes without saying that somebody who has murder in their hearts and is planning to kill themselves after their despicable deed is done isn’t going to be swayed by the consequences of breaking any law. Punishment means nothing when you don’t plan to be around to suffer it.
It also sounds like the federal government is looking into creating a national database of gun owners. Since each sale would require a background check private sales would be illegal. By requiring a background check and having a national database of firearm sales the establishment of a national gun registry would be trivial.
Make not mistake the state is going to exploit the Connecticut shooting for everything it’s worth.