You don't have to be a "Gun fanatic" to respect other people's constitutional rights. A Universal background check, and any kind of registration is in violation of the 2nd, 4th, and 5th amendment in the bill of rights. So, it is Illegal.
Also the definition of assault is the concept of its use on another person. You can't use the definition of assault, and apply it to an inanimate object. Like you can't call an object a rape object, just because it is able to be inserted into someone. IE "That Cucumber is a Rape Cucumber, and should be Illegal. No one needs a RAPE CUCUMBER." Don't insult our intelligence with that ignorant grade school logic. You are an adult, and so are we. There are such things as ASSAULT RIFLES, which are such, because they were named that by the military. Because of their Select fire capability, the ability to be changed from semi automatic, to full auto, or burst fire. For the suppression of a squad, or so one could assault a position. There is no such thing as an "ASSAULT WEAPON" it is a made up term. I understand the confusion, but again, you are an educated adult, so you should be able to separate the two.
Thinking the government is going to take over or not isn't the issue. History shows us, measured in the death of millions of innocent people, what gun registration leads to. We are not making this up on our own. There is no need for the government to know what you have in your house, where you are at any given time, or what you do with your life. The only time it needs to, is if you are a criminal. Time and time again, databases full of information that is supposed to be kept secret, has been leaked. Only to the detriment of those that follow these intrusive laws. And again, I don't want anyone knowing what guns I have, or where they are, or how I keep them, or for that matter, how much ammo I have. It is no ones business. It is also again, WELL WITHIN MY RIGHTS. The 2nd, 4th, and 5th amendments. There are plenty of countries that have taken the rights of their citizens here in Europe where I am stationed. You can come check out how the people are doing. What you think is "NO BIG DEAL" Turns out to be a huge one, in violation of people's rights, and Illegal. Both on moral, and constitutional grounds. The big deal is, with every little shred of freedom we surrender to the government, the less we have. This stuff effects everyone.
In closing, don't demonize someone, or call them crazy because they are wanting to maintain their rights as they are. As they were intended to be. It isn't a "Gun Nut" Issue, it is a human issue. Wanting your rights to be respected, and adhered to, is not an implication of guilt.
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Also everyone, there is no relief. You should be more upset. They are probably going to install the AWB as a rider on a bill that has a high probability of getting passed. Or once they get say, universal background checks, then they can add it as an amendment later. With less public attention on it.
WE NEED TO STAY ON TOP OF THIS. ALWAYS. Be informed, Be active, and Defend your rights.
ALL 10 of the Amendments in the bill of rights, are important, to Every US Citizen, you don't have to use them yourself ever, but you damn sure better respect them.