The Gun Show Loophole
Sounds scary, huh? You hear this phrase on the news and from our idiot politicians. But very seldom is it explained to people. Simply put, it means that a private citizen of our nation can sell a legal firearm ( his personal and private property) to another citizen of his state.
That is it.
If I wished to sell a firearm that I own, I could sell it. At a gun show, if I desired.
Radical, Far-Left, pacifists will have you believe that every 2 months, your local civic center turns into the Mogadishu Arms Bazaar and every criminal and terrorist goes there to get ready to attack us all.
Nothing could be further from the truth. I have been to many gun shows. I have rarely seen any private sale guns from the vendors and I have never seen someone buying a gun without the FBI background check, except those whose background checks don't go through fast enough. They get nothing.
(Sorry Smiths and Joneses, that's what you get for having a name doesn't get mispronounced.)
Furthermore, almost all firearms I have ever seen for private sale at a gun show are collector- type guns, many of them for more than $2500. Not likely to be used in a liquor store robbery.
Licensed gun dealers are required to perform background checks on their customers because they are businessmen dealing in bulk. They also have to charge sales tax, if applicable. Private citizens do not have to jump through such hoops on behalf of their government.
And for those who say that people should always have a background check before buying a firearm in a private sale, think about this: Do you have to get your driving record checked to buy a car? Do you even have to have a driver's license? After thinking about that, check the number of deaths in America each year from auto crashes and firearms and then get back to me about how we can best protect our fellow citizens.
One more thing:
" A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
Seems clear to me.