Gents- I am going to close this thread- with a couple of notes.
First- to ALL of you- keep it civil. If you can't do that. go sit down somewhere and cool off- before I give you a few days to cool off. We are adults- and that does not include name calling.
Second- whether what you posted is factual or not- depends on where you are. Statements such as using a state police check instead of NICS- well, here in VA, we DO use state police. Other states DO NOT.
ALL sales at a gun show require background checks- some states have adopted that. If you are not a FFL holder, in most states there is no mechanism to GET a background check.
You are required to keep paperwork on any gun you buy- some states may have such as requirement- most don't.
I personally have a problem with the guy that sets up a table at every gun show, boxes of new guns- and declares he is a private seller. If you "engage in the business", you are a dealer. Why are these folks NOT being prosecuted? Along with felons in possession, people that lie on a 4473, and people that make deliberate straw man buys?
Let's see someone enforce what is on the books before they start making more laws.