The FBI has just released a report showing that private party transfers in Washington following the new law accounted for only 2% of the total background checks.
Nobody wants to comply, because (a) it's expensive and inconvenient, (b) since firearms serial numbers are necessarily included, it is tantamount to Registration [the first step to confiscation], and (c) only law-abiding citizens will obey the law ... which is supposedly framed to prevent sale of firearms to criminals.
Criminals will ignore it, rendering the law moot and ineffective as a means to its stated goal.
Do you not recognize the dichotomy of the situation?
In America, private individuals have been loaning, exchanging and selling firearms to each other for hundreds of years, To begin penalizing (imprisoning them?) now for exercising their constitutional rights would be the same as penalizing (imprisoning them?) for going to the church of their choice or speaking their mind in a public forum.
If the law would accomplish its goal, it might be acceptable by the citizenry ... if it were better written!
But this POS law will not really be effective in Washington. Or Oregon. Or Nevada or Connecticut ... etc.
For a detailed explanations of just why "Universal Background Checks" are A Bad Idea, read Dr. John Lott's recent explanation.