As Congress moves on towards a compromise I have to wonder if a basic lack of trust is the problem. in today's NY Daily News, Adam Winkler the author of "Gunfight: The Battle over the right to bear arms in America" writes - " Today LaPierre says background checks will lead to a National Registry which will be used to confiscate our weapons. However Federal Law explicitly bans the creation of a National Gun Registry. You don't need a registry to have background checks. We've had them for the majority of purchases for 20 years with no registry. ( This is the important part )- The government in fact, is legally required to destroy the records of background checks." OK, on the surface it looks reasonable. Then we read in today's Journal News an article written by Lee Higgins detailing the Newtown Gun Buys, where he writes - " The Journal News has obtained copies of ATF 4473's, the Firearm transaction forms Nancy Lanza filled out and signed showing that she bought the Bushmaster on March 29, 2010 and the Sig 9mm pistol on March 16, 2011" So what do we believe, we're being told one thing, but are seeing something else. Should we trust that because they are they legally required to destroy these records that they actually ever do get destroyed? Who else can access these records? Interesting reading, and it seems to me Credibility and Trust is really the problem.