I do think this is one of those times when the shooting community seriously needs to come together, as we did in the aftermath of Jim Zumbo. Joe Huffman has exactly why here:
Here is what really got to me:
Creating a record and alert system to record when a gun sold at Wal-Mart is later used in a crime. If the purchaser of that gun later tries to buy another gun at Wal-Mart, the system would alert the sales clerk of the prior buy and could refuse to make the sale.
Retaining the recorded images of gun sales in case law enforcement wants to view them later as part of an investigation.
Have they ever heard of “due process”? The RKBA is about to be declared, by the highest court in the land, as an individual right guaranteed to not be infringed. And yet if I bought a gun at Wal-Mart and someone stole that gun from me and used it in a crime Wal-Mart would hold that against me if I tried to buy another gun. Why stop there? Why not do the same for knives and baseball bats?
If Wal-Mart doesn’t want to sell me guns because I had one stolen, and it ended up getting traced, fine. In that instance, they will sell me nothing. More importantly, it appears this database will be maintained by MAIG, which means they will be keeping a list of traced guns. Get a gun stolen that you bought at one of these retailers, and have the police return it to you, as they should, you’ll be in Mayor Bloomberg’s database. Screw that!