Judiciary Committee hearings
The House Judiciary Committee's Subcomm. on Crime, Terrorism & Homeland Security will be holding hearings Wednesday on HR 1384, the Firearms Commerce Modernization Act, and HR 1415, the NICS Improvement Act.
HR 1384 basically would allow sale of all firearms (not just the present rifles and shotguns) by a dealer to a nonresident if the transaction conformed to the laws of both states.
HR 1415 is fairly complicated, but a quick read suggests it is meant to pressure states into putting more NICS data (particularly mental hospitalizations and misdemeanor DV convictions) into the NICS system.
UPDATE: My own thoughts on this are straightforward: felony convictions are public records, and ought to be in some manner of system. Prior to all this, many if not most police depts kept records only of arrests, figuring conviction was a court's business, not theirs. I suppose misdemeanor DV is the same (altho I disagree with making that a disqualifier, esp. for people who before Lautenberg may have pled guilty just because the fine was less than a legal fee. The rest of the stuff -- well, I don't like big government databases. The liberal-left which is showing concerns that the Patriot Act lets the government look at who checked books out of a library should awaken to the fact that the biggest database of them all was created with their generally enthusiastic support, on the claim it was aiding a gun law.