CSM - Linda Feldman: Why Vice President Biden is trying again at toughen gun control

One post-Newtown development that may not help Obama in his quest to pass gun control legislation is the recent revelation of National Security Agency data-mining of phone records and Internet providers. Obama’s insistence that the public should trust the government not to abuse its ability to access private data, in the name of fighting terrorism, easily plays into gun-owners arguments that the background check legislation could lead to a national gun registry and, eventually, government confiscation of firearms.

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