How long does the federal government require that firearms dealers retain records of background checks.
Is there a difference in the length of time that they can be legally retained vs. How long they really are retained?
Is there some back door method in which data is moved into a different database to skirt retention laws?
I'm thinking that the goal of this is defacto gun registration of ALL gun sales.
The primary reason any government wants a list of who has possession of what is so the government can either take the property or extort money from the “owner” as a condition of being allowed to possess the item for a time.
Weapons registration ALWAYS leads to confiscation by a government that then murders its disarmed citizen-subjects.
SLAVES are forbidden to touch weapons.
Background checks are not supposed to be retained AT ALL.
Form 4473 is supposed to be retained by the FFL for 20 years.