The Gun Show Loophole

The "Gun show loophole" is a term coined to describe the legal sale of firearms between private individuals at gun shows in states where this is legal. When these sales take place at a gun show, some perceive a "loophole" in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), although these laws have never applied to individual-to-individual sales of personal firearms. Mayors in this video advocate legislation that will close this loophole. I believe that somehow these gun shows need to be able to use the NICS to insure that guns are not sold to criminals. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I've been to many gunshows but and see guns for sale but assumed that the typical process would apply. I don't know about that here in CA, but I think ANY sale of ANY gun should be put through the "process". I have purchases several rifles and a handgun. For each I had to go through a background check and wait ten days from the date of purchase to pick up the gun. This is standard. In the case of the handgun I also had to go through a gun safety class and pass a written test and a hands-on test identifying all the parts of the gun and showing that i knew how to load, unload and secure the safety.

    California has tough gun laws and I appreciate that. I just don't want my right to own a gun to be taken away. I enjoy the sport very much.


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