Originally Posted by skorper
Very few felons are getting guns from sales via individuals? Are you sure about that? Aside from stealing them that is exactly how they are getting them. I have dealt with several cases involving felons being in possession of guns under disability and in less than fifty percent of these cases did the guy actually steal the gun. He just went out and bought it.
Unintentionally making a private sell to a person who otherwise would have a failed a background check -- is a problem. I agree with the above post.
This is only possible in some states (not all -- for example it is not possible in NC for handguns at least, but possible in FL)
Yes, I know that in recent mass shootings the perpetrators did not obtain a firearm from a private sale without a background check.
And yes, I realize that liberal media is using this specific issue as a preamble for the lie about '40% of guns are sold without background checks'.
nevertheless, my view is that the specific issue needs to be closed.
Methods to close it vary from issuing a separate from carry, a purchase license, to FFL only sales (which I would not support), to a hot line accessible to individual sellers.