- Feb 23, 2005
Which Im fine with.You're talking in circles here.
Gun sales made by dealers at gun shows are required to undergo background checks per state and federal law, because they are *dealers*.
Private sales, arranged by two individuals who meet at a gun show, are not covered under federal law because it is a private sale.
So either you want universal background checks (federal requirement for private sales), or you're fine with the current system.
The "gun show loophole" is a complete misnomer because a gun show doesn't magically exempt dealers or anyone else from federal background check requirements.
The gun show is merely a convenient avenue for private sales to occur.