The moment any anti-gunner suggest that there be some reasonable compromise, offer them this:
We will compromise by agreeing that every firearm transfer be subject to a check to verify that the buyer is legally qualified.
They will compromise in that the qualification process will not involve disclosing to the verifying agency any information about the actual firearm purchased, or even that a purchase actually occurred.
This means simply that unqualified buyers are in a database by their drivers license and other info, and anyone can call in to the 800 number or website, enter a buyer’s driver’s license number and name, and see if they’re allowed to purchase.
It’s nothing more than “carding” to show age qualification at the liquor store.
If you find the first part reprehensible, I understand and agree, but you can be sure that the anti gunners would never go for this, and the fact that they won’t proves that a confiscation-enabling database is their goal.
How about this instead:
Tell them that a reasonable compromise would be repeal of the Gun Free School Zone act, as it has contributed to the death of dozens of innocent children;
and ask that they include a provision limiting the time that media outlets can spend on mass shootings, and requireing them to refrain from giving details of the exact means used.
That would be much more effective in reducing school shootings than their proposals to register all guns and gun owners.