Since record checks for retail firearms purchase are required by law and it seems the extention of record checks to all purchases may happen, should the BIDS system be introduced into the debate?
It appears to me the only real objection from anti-rights lawmakers would be that it inhibits or prevents centralized owner registration. Certainly such a system sould be desirable, if only for the reduced funding required.
"BIDS v. NICS
If we must have gun-buyer background checks to stop criminals,
at least do it without compiling massive records on the innocent.
A simple system called BIDS can do this,
and at far less cost than NICS.
Basically, BIDS distributes the list of hardcore prohibited possessors
to federally licensed firearm dealers. Dealers check their customers
against the computerized list to lockout illegal sales.
This maintains the privacy of innocent citizens and
eliminates the potential for illegal government registries.
It's simple. It's cheap. It works. Do it.
BIDS: “Blind Identification Database System”
by Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America