I read Burdick's rational for listing the gun S/N on the background check procedure. According to her it is to verify if the gun has been reported stolen. (if it IS reported) so my thought is: why do we not have access to this public info?Then we could check ourselves. Maybe there ought to be a bill introduced to require the law enforcement agencies make this available on a web sight. Be interesting to see if this "smokes out" the real reason which is registration.