But the Toomey-Manchin plan seems to have a big loophole to allow a national gun registry.
The Heritage Foundation notes use of the word "notwithstanding," giving the Justice Department leeway to do pretty much anything other parts of the bill apparently seem to prohibit.
The Toomey-Manchin (Chuck Schumer is also now an official major sponsor) seems similar to Obamacare, it that would convey broad powers to bureaucrats and the executive branch without any pesky hurdles like needing congressional approval.
Deceptively crafted legislation seems the order of the day in DC. And remember, it's not just Democrats who fell in line to help this kind of treachery move forward.