I just want airtight background checks,
If you guys want background checks, you'll have to stop misusing them to block law-abiding people from buying guns. And you'll have to stop trying to slip an illicit gun registration plot into the background check system.
If you guys ignore the way you're abusing the background check system and just try to pass the same load of crap again, you'll suffer the same legislative defeat all over again.
Although, let's get real. Obama just blew all of his political capital in this futile assault against the NRA, and now he's got nothing left to do anything at all with his second term. The only reason he's even got a hope of immigration reform is because the Republicans want it more than he does.
And after four years of an ineffective do-nothing presidency, the voters are going to put a Republican in the White House in 2016.
It's going to be a very long time before anyone tries nonsense like this again.
small ammo clips
"Small" is somewhat vague. If magazines are limited so much that self-defense is impeded, that's unconstitutional.
And if the limits do not impede self defense, then police and law enforcement should be required to abide by the same restrictions. After all, if a gun is good enough for self defense, it is also good enough for police work.
I suspect that even if you kept the magazine sizes viable for self defense, and you required police and law enforcement to abide by them, the NRA would still say no. But without first including both of those things in your measure, its chances of passing are less than zero.
and outlawing assault weapons.
In other words, you want to violate people's civil rights, and for no reason other than the joy you get from violating their rights.
Sorry. You don't get to do that.