Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) thinks background checks will allow the government to create a national gun registry:
“Some of the proposals, like for example- universal background checks- would allow the federal government to surveil law-abiding citizens who exercise their Constitutional rights. One of the provisions we expect to see in the bill based on what we saw in the Judiciary Committee- on which I sit- would allow the Attorney General of the United States (Eric Holder) to promulgate regulations that could lead to a national registry system for guns. Something my constituents in Utah are very concerned about, and understandably so.”
And seriously — is a national gun registry bad? Or unconstitutional? Not that I know of.