Good points, but a few questions:
I do not see folks on the PRTK&BA side vigorously advocating the repeal of the 1968 law prohibiting persons who have been adjudicated dangerous as a result of mental illness from owning guns.
Does the gun rights sideoppose ALL efforts to make this law work better?
(I confess that I have not looked at the bill, and would appreciate it if somebody would post a link.)
It could be amended on the Senate side. What if it could be amended to include provisions that create an administrative review procedure for inclusion in the database; impose deadlines for administrative reviews of inclusion; permit judicial review; and provide for the recovery of attorneys fees from the government if there is a successful judicial review along the lines of 42 USC 1988 or the Equal Access to Justice Act?
Would that fix it?
Would it need more to fix it?
Or is the point that ALL gun legislation should be subverted and NO gun legislation should ever be fixed? That we fight because any legislation is the "thin end of the wedge," "camel's nose under the tent," or whatever.