Originally Posted by dirk digler
Fair enough I understand your point. The way I read it was that you thought guns shows were squeaky clean and no illegal activity takes place which is obviously not the case. That is why I commented on it.
But I will disagree with your point about no loophole. IIRC only 5 states make it mandatory for all gun sales whether individual or FFL to do background checks. It needs to be mandatory in all 50 states and knowingly selling guns illegally should be met with stiff sentences for both buyer and seller.
FFL means Federal Firearms License. It's a federal nationwide requirement for background checks from all FFL dealers wherever the sale is made. Sales between individuals is handled on a state by state basis. And individual sale is nearly impossible to regulate. I question whether increased regulation would have any affect anyway, since those committing crimes would ignore it regardless of penalty.