Like a 17 year old sci-fi geek who just got the Clockwork Angels Tour on Blu-Ray, I'm a bit rushed.
Et tu, Bob? Seems Bob Owens is playing Halifax to Gottlieb's Chamberlain.
To refute his, Gottlieb's and any others' counsel when they speak positively of appeasement, may I present for your edification:
Agin' Background Check Appeasement
The Wrong People
All We Are Saying Is Give Appease A Chance
Bouncing Background Checks
Also, Joe Huffman's thoughts on Background Checks and Neal Knox's tale about The Belgian Corporal.
To try to sum it up (though clicking those links will lead to a much more thorough understanding of the danger and futility of background checks) giving in on background checks will not accomplish anything for us in the medium to long run, as whatever short term gains we receive will be overshadowed by the harm background checks and our acquiescence to them cause us. It will erode the principals upon which we base our opposition to laws that intrude upon our Rights, while furthering the anti's cause. It will not stop the anti's, it will help them. It will not help us, it will hurt us. What we must do is fight, not just an expansion of background checks, but all background checks, even the ones we endure now. Surrendering is not fighting. A wise fellow once said that evil is never stopped by fleeing from it. I'd posit that evil is never stopped by compromising with it.
Remember, appeasement is for chumps.