"It defies common sense that a loophole in federal law lets unlicensed dealers sell firearms at gun shows without running a background check on the buyer. Our legislation would require background checks for every gun purchased at every gun show across America," Lautenberg said in a statement.Robb and Armed and Safe weigh in on the matter.
Lautenberg seems to be unaware that less than 2 percent of criminal guns come from gun shows.
Instead, he and the gun control camp demonize the private citizen who decides to sell his or her gun at a show by calling them "unlicensed dealers" and imply that they are selling their guns to criminals and gang members. This, of course, plays into the gun control belief that all guns, and by association gun owners, are bad people.
Yet I have not heard of reports that a crime gun was purchased from a private seller at a gun show. (If you have, please let me know.)
So I say: Why not simply have the private seller complete the sale via an FFL dealer?
I put it to my fellow gunnies. Is there anything wrong with such a requirement?
Yes, I know we shouldn't have to do it. But since dealers must comply with the law and we do the same everytime we purchase a firearm, why not use the system anyway?
Is there a cost associated with having a private sale go through an FFL dealer?
What do you say?