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    You can sell guns at a gun show without being an FFL. It's a classification known as "occasional seller." Basically if you only sell your guns at gun shows (you don't own a shop, you don't sell at commercial volume) then you fit into that "occasional seller" loophole.
    This is technically correct, yet still not really accurate.  You can, as a private seller, sell your guns anywhere you want to -- not just at gun shows.  It could be in the parking lot at the gun show, in the parking lot of a 7-11, or in your living room.  It has nothing to do with gun shows, except that, sometimes, private sellers happen to sell or trade their firearms at them.

    The term "gun show loophole" is not only inaccurate, but is simply a scare tactic.  It makes it sound as if gun shows are lawless, "Wild West" settings where the various laws about firearm ownership, possession, and selling are put on hold -- it is simply not true.

    Yes, I often dress as a pirate. Your point?

    by theatre goon on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 11:47:57 AM PST

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