Originally Posted by NGIB
There is NO gun show loophole. If you buy a gun from a vendor at a gun show, you go through the exact same steps at buying at a store.
Now, as far as private person to person sales go, they are already covered by the laws of the state you're in...
Yup, i was a bit confused when i bought an SKS at a gunshow early this year; my buddy picked up a new WASR10 at the same show. He had to fill out paperwork; i just handed dude cash for the rifle & played with the bayonet while the private seller made a copy of my DL for his records. I'm A-OK with that process. Had it been an issue, i would have passed the background check; i had been checked for a pistol purchase maybe a month before.
Other than limiting who can have full-auto firearms & artillery, i don't see much sense in letting the federalis regulate my right to KBA. Their regulations won't matter anyway; a 18 year old i know bought a pistol a week before i did, much cheaper & no paperwork, just not legally.
Pot has been illegal my whole life; i think i've been involuntarily without it maybe a few days in the last twenty years or so, pretty ineffective federali regulation, IMO.