Is it a gun grab or is it an actual concern about keeping guns away from bad guys?
Vice-President Biden said, “And to your point, Mr. Baker, regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply dont have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately.”
For your information, the Form 4473 is what prospective gun buyers have to fill out as part of the NICS program, which is the National Instant Crime Check System.
In 2011, for example, out of 72,600 NICS denials, the feds prosecuted only 62 cases. Now, while it is true that the vast majority of denials are what are called “false positive” results, the paucity of prosecutions reflects an ambivalence toward enforcing existing laws.
So, when bad guys are right there for the taking… Obama instead wants to restrict the law-abiding from owning and using the guns they prefer.