"Republican support is anticipated in part because the four senators involved in the talks have agreed that any new background check program would exempt private transactions between family members or people who completed a background check in order to obtain a concealed-carry permit, according to aides. But the four senators are grappling with how to make the process of obtaining a background check as seamless as possible for private dealers while also ensuring that someone keeps a record of the transaction. " Washpost
IMO a federal background check law has a good chance of passage if it follows the guide lines outlined above.
The one "sticking point would be the "keeps a record of the transaction" mentioned in the WaPo articel. If such a record is kept then this is nothing more than the creation of a national firearms register and the bill will fail in the House if not in the Senate.
The police in Connecticutt appear to be intent on hiding the facts with regard to how Adam Lanza secured the use of his mother's guns on that fatal morning. Were the guns and ammunition merely placed in a closet as some sources seem to report? If that is true, then Lanza's mother caused her own death and contributed to the deaths and wounding of so many more. A gun safe like the one pictured above with a combination lock would likely have prevented this terrible loss.
These guns belonged to Lanza's mother, not to him. She passed a state and federal gun check. Stricter gun sale checks would not have prevented his access to these firearms. He was not the owner.
His mother knew or should have known that her son was dangerous and she did nothing to deny him access to these guns. pl