Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 20, 2013, 2:36 p.m. EST by Shayneh
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There are those who want everyone who purchases a firearm regardless of who its from, to have a background check.
Then there are those who don't want private citizens to be required to have background checks when purchases are made in private.
There are those who say there are too many loop holes at gun shows for people to purchase firearms without detection from other private individuals selling them.
Well I say lets compromise - lets require that all purchaes at gun shows require background checks regardless of them being a private sale or a sale by a business.
In addition to that if a person is caught or noticed selling a firearm to another individual outside the doors of the gun show laws need to be inplace for an immediate arrest of both individuals.
That would solve the "gun show loop hole" that everyone is talking about. We already have enough laws on the books when it comes to the Feds being able to track registered firearms.
In addition to that all purchases of firearms through the internet need to be background check required.
So should a person in one state decide to sell a firearm to a person in another state - federal laws need to require that the receiving state the purchaser lives in take ownership of the firearm from a licensed firearms dealer who will do the background check on that individual, and charge a fee for it.
The ATF website has a wealth of info dealing with "gun running", ownership of firearms by children under 18", ownership of firearms by mentally deficient people. Here's a link to their web site should you decide to take the time to educate yourself with their laws:
In addition to that we have pages and pages of laws from all the states across the country.
So, I believe that would be a great first step towards stopping "straw purchases" and/or eliminating firearms being purchased without a background check.
The mental health issue with regard to firearms is another issue all on to its own.