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  •  Then close it...make the individuals sell at home (0+ / 0-)

    However, the "gun show loophole" is not as big as you think. I posted this comment elsewhere but the same info applies here:

    All gun dealers at a gun show have to run a full background check by federal law....in every state, every time. It is run through the FBI NICS system and this is a federal law.

     I go to gun shows all the time, and often I can't even look at a weapon without my driver license being asked for and the dealer placing it up the table until I am finished looking and if I want to buy, that same dealer keeps my license and begins the process of a background check.  

    Individuals can sell at a gun show without a background check in SOME states, but this does not mean there are hordes of "individuals" with tables at the local gun show.  It means that you might see a couple of people walking around with a sign on their gun for sale with a description and price and you can approach him or her and purchase without a background check.  

    However, the same guy or girl could sell that same gun at a stop sign or on Craig list or in his garage for that matter.  Send the home...I have no problem with that.

    If they have a table at a gun show, they are licensed dealers and MUST process any sales with a background check. The rule about this states that if they buy and sell for profit, then they must conduct background checks, in every state, nationwide.  So you set up a table, you must do it.

    I wish we could get this information straight, as it does no good to continue "discussing" reasonable gun regulations with faulty information.  People have the impression that all gun shows and everyone in them are conducting gun sales to the masses with no accountability at all.  It is completely and totally false.

    I will also add that I have never been to a gun show, ever, that didn't have multiple officers on the scene, walking up and down the aisles and usually set up at a table when you walk in....asking if you have a CHL or CCW (depending on the state) and if you have a loaded weapon.

    •  OK, no sale anywhere in US (1+ / 0-)
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      should take place without a background check, that is my position.

      While waiting to clear the check is a good time to set up gun safety training.

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      by JayRaye on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 12:03:19 PM PST

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      •  I'm for it too, as long as we can show how we can (0+ / 0-)

        make criminals do it.  We are going after criminals, correct?  Not law abiding gun owners.  

        How do we monitor private sales, that occur in private?

          How do we find out if no background check was done...because buyer and seller decided to ignore the law?

        How do we not impose tons of paperwork and processes on law abiding people who have the legal and constitutional right to buy a gun...and yet the criminals still buy and sell without any additional hindrance?

        How does this prevent criminals from gaining access to guns, and thus prevent any further gun crimes?

        I want new laws and restrictions to be completely targeted on criminals and the crimes they commit.  Anything that will do that, I am completely in favor of.

         

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