The Washington Times - February 3, 2013, 10:19AM

The National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre on Sunday predicted that the universal background check at the center of President Obama ‘s new gun control proposal eventually would become a registry of legal gun owners.

“It’s a fraud to call it universal — it’s never going to be universal,” the Second Amendment advocate said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” “The criminals aren’t going to comply with it it; they could care less. We ought to quit calling it right now a ‘universal’ check. The real title ought to be a ‘check on law-abiding people all over this country.’

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“I think what they will do is they will turn this universal check on the law-abiding into a universal registry of law-abiding people,” said Mr. LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president and CEO.

When host Chris Wallace suggested that none of the current gun-control proposals under consideration on Capitol Hill would go that far, Mr. LaPierre said he doesn’t trust the Obama administration.

“And ‘Obamacare’ wasn’t a tax until they needed it to be a tax, was it? I don’t think you can trust these people.”