Originally Posted by HonestChieffan
Every gun sold by a FFL dealer at a gun show goes through the exact process as if you went to his store and bought it
There are individuals selling guns to individuals and no those are not run through a check no different than if you bought a gun from me.
Everything you have said in this thread with respect to gun shows matches my experience as well. I would add a couple of things. First the vast majority of tables I see are FFL tables. The private tables are usually labelled with a handmade piece of posterboard and typically have a smaller, more used selection.
While I agree that the private sale aspect is just a semantic argument since they can indeed step out in the parking lot and effectuate the same transaction.
But BrC has a point in this thread. If people don't want to recognize the political tide on this thing, then they may wind up with a lot worse solutions. Gun owners need to be a part of this, because people like Radar and us can help point out what will be effective and what won't.
Like this private transfer issue. Why not require registration of those? We do it to title cars. I know I've had to wait 20 mins sometimes at an FFL, but in the grand scheme of things. its really not that big of a deal.
Like microstamping also from a crime control standard.
The NRA has had a tin ear on this thing so far. It's ridiculous to try to deflect the issue to a mental health issue while simultaneously not retracting your decades-long opposition to background checks which would stop some of those same mentally ill from making purchases.