So basically the only way to close the "gun show loophole" is to make person to person sales illegal.....why cant these people just come out and say what they are really trying to do? Why do they need to hide behind some code phrase like "close gun show loopholes"? bunch of BS if you ask me!!!!!!
Perhaps the talking head was as mis-informed as I am as to what "Gun show loophole" means.
I had always believed that it meant that, because of the temporary nature of a show location, that the vendors were able to get around the paperwork and waiting periods.
Thanks for explaining it. If it's as you described (and I have no reason to doubt you), then I'll agree that the name should be changed, and that the "Private Sale Loophole" should be closed.
Of course, it would be simple to ignore such a rule requiring registration of private sales. But at least you could go back and complain that you were sold a stolen gun, and that the seller would have known that if he had obeyed the law and filed the paperwork when he bought it. Granted, that wouldn't do much good if you're buying from a stranger in a parking lot....
Perhaps the solution is for the gun show promoter to embrace the parking lot sales, and to act as a middle man for the paperwork. I.E. Have someone licensed cruise the parking lot. For every gun sold in the parking lot, the vendor (or customer) pays that licensee a relatively small fee to get the form filed electronically on the spot, so you know it isn't stolen.
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood?
Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition.