I have no problem with background checks, but they need to be completed in a reasonable amount of time.
Registering weapons? Well, there's not a single thing about gun registration which makes anyone safer, so there's no reason to do it. I have a lot of guns, and the government has no need to know what they are or how many I have. I like it that way
You can't have one without the other.
I am puzzled though. Why would a veteran want the public contemplating overthrowing the government as you are obviously doing?
I find the argument that guns protect our current system from usurpation facile. The people who the second amendment types imagine killing are our sons and daughters in the military. The notion that some foreign country might invade is preposterous. Hardly worth more than a laugh.
For the conservatives who fantasize about protecting the country from "socialists" and "liberals" by taking up arms are not smart enough to understand that this is not only going to put them in conflict with our own military but also with people who support the "socialists" and "liberals" who, exercising their second amendment rights, will stand opposed to them.
Two observations from an old soldier. First. The worst wars are civil wars. They are bloody, heartbreaking and usually unnecessary. The second is that killing people with a firearm is not at all like the movies. It is ugly. It is violent and final. It is not glorious at all. Just the opposite It harms the killer's psyche forever. Even those who claim otherwise.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay? " Trump
The American dream is about freedom. Pelosi