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    Which States still have gun shows where there is no background check needed

    Hopefully I'm in the right forum. Most states used to not require background checks like Pennsylvannia etc. Which ones still don't? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndamendment View Post
    Hopefully I'm in the right forum. Most states used to not require background checks like Pennsylvannia etc. Which ones still don't? Thanks
    actually if you're buying from an FFL dealer (which is the license you need to have a gunshop) you have to do a background check just like you're buying in a shop. The only instance where you don't need to do a background check is if you are buying from a private seller (somone who is selling his personal firearms). PA also requires that you have a dealer do a background check if you are buying a handgun from a private seller.
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    I was referring more to gun shows. Is there any states that have gun shows where you dont need a background check?( maybe down south for example) Also you mention you dont need a background check if you're buying from a private seller, though PA requires it for handguns. Is there any state that you can buy a handgun from a private seller w/o a background check. Thanks

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    Well, I can tell you Oregon, California and Washington requires a background check when purchasing a firearm from an FFL vendor at gun shows. So only 47 other possibilities. Narrowing the field, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndamendment View Post
    I was referring more to gun shows. Is there any states that have gun shows where you dont need a background check?( maybe down south for example) Also you mention you dont need a background check if you're buying from a private seller, though PA requires it for handguns. Is there any state that you can buy a handgun from a private seller w/o a background check. Thanks

    I was referring to gunshows as well, the vast majority of firearms sold at gunshows are by FFL holders who are set up at the show. There is no such thing as the "gunshow loop hole". Any firearms sold privately at gunshows without background checks would be legally the same if they were sold through a classified ad or at a garage sale.
    "I didn't even expect him to come up here, thinking it was that sweet. Thinking it's that candy land like that," White said. "He wanted to pickpocket everybody. But people out here, they weren't going for none of that."

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    In this state, the way it works I and, I am pretty sure this is nation wide is if you buy from a dealer at a gun show that has an FFL, they have to run a background check. I belive that is a federal law. So chances are you are not going to find a totaly back ground check free gun show, at least not in this country. I think it is pretty well set in stone buy from some one with an FFL go though the paper work and background check.

    Now here if you buy from a private seller, usally some one who just has the odd gun slung over thier shoulder to sell, they don't have to do the whole back ground check thing. Here though most the people you see at the gun show are FFL dealers. Like I said though you will find the people wandering around selling stuff. Ever now and then you will also find some one who has a table and is selling a gun or two or in some cases thier colection.

    In some states this is not the case and they have to do back ground check on all gun sales at a gun show. Private sale and dealer sales.

    I hope this helps explain it a bit.
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    This guy smells like a troll.

    But, to your answer- even at gun shows, if you buy from an FFL holder, he is required to run a background check. That is Federal law. Even "down south". In many states, as already stated, if you buy a handgun from a private seller, you are still required to go through an FFL dealer for the background check.

    The only instances, in general, where you don't is if you are a resident of a state buying privately from another resident of that same state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndamendment View Post
    Hopefully I'm in the right forum. Most states used to not require background checks like Pennsylvannia etc. Which ones still don't? Thanks
    why what state do you live in ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndamendment View Post
    Hopefully I'm in the right forum. Most states used to not require background checks like Pennsylvannia etc. Which ones still don't? Thanks
    Odd question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndamendment View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndamendment View Post
    Hopefully I'm in the right forum. Most states used to not require background checks like Pennsylvannia etc. Which ones still don't? Thanks
    It sounds as if the leftish trash has brain washed you into believing their propaganda.
    After they shoved all their unconstitutional bullshit laws through, you are required to go through a background check before you can buy from an FFL holder. The Gun shows are just events that are put on primarily by licensed firearm dealers (FFL holders). There may be a few private individuals that are selling off their private collections there as well. In most states it is still legal to sell your private property without intervention from the Gestapo. However the laws very from state to state. In AZ an individual can sell to another AZ resident. but not to anyone from another state.

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    i live in PA abpt1. Thanks penquin and blacksmith for the reply. Here in PA there was no background checks needed in the early 2000's at gun shows but there are now. anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndamendment View Post
    Hopefully I'm in the right forum. Most states used to not require background checks like Pennsylvannia etc. Which ones still don't? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndamendment View Post
    I was referring more to gun shows. Is there any states that have gun shows where you dont need a background check?( maybe down south for example) Also you mention you dont need a background check if you're buying from a private seller, though PA requires it for handguns. Is there any state that you can buy a handgun from a private seller w/o a background check. Thanks
    Simple answer is NO. AS alll gun shows are populated by licensed FFL dealers they are required by Federal Law to run a background check on any firearms purchase by a civilian. The only exceptions to that is if the buyer has a Concealed Carry Firearms permit. North Carolina and Georgia dealers will take your CCW license and record the number on it and the expiration date along with your Drivers License info. You can then walk with the firearm purchased after the paper work is completed and you pay the man. Otherwise it's NICS check for the buyer.

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    Come on down to Virginia if you're looking to shoot some grainy hidden camera footage of the mythical "gun show loophole". But first, here's something you should read on the subject of "illegal conveyance", according to the General Assembly. Happy shopping.

    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...071+sum+HB2653

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    As the others stated there is no loophole so if your either a felon or a leftist spy if you sell your private property at a gun show its best to record the buyers dl number as about 40% OF FELONS DONT HAVE A LICENSE also youll know what state there from so you wont be selling to someone from a state that cant own that perticular gun do to magazine restrictions . selling a private firearm at a gun show is like selling to a friend legal wise but use ure best judgement just like you wouldnt sell to the guy who is allways getting into trouble at work you might want to take a good look at the private buyer. there is a number you can call to do instant background tests on your cell phone. itll cost 3 dollars per call. Ill pm it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert View Post
    As the others stated there is no loophole so if your either a felon or a leftist spy if you sell your private property at a gun show its best to record the buyers dl number as about 40% OF FELONS DONT HAVE A LICENSE also youll know what state there from so you wont be selling to someone from a state that cant own that perticular gun do to magazine restrictions . selling a private firearm at a gun show is like selling to a friend legal wise but use ure best judgement just like you wouldnt sell to the guy who is allways getting into trouble at work you might want to take a good look at the private buyer. there is a number you can call to do instant background tests on your cell phone. itll cost 3 dollars per call. Ill pm it to you.


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    I came across with this discussion and i find this very helpful for me but can someone tell me about any online resource of checking background?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndamendment View Post
    I was referring more to gun shows. Is there any states that have gun shows where you don't need a background check?( maybe down south for example) Also you mention you don't need a background check if you're buying from a private seller, though PA requires it for handguns. Is there any state that you can buy a handgun from a private seller w/o a background check. Thanks
    Since the 1990s ALL states have a background check at gunshows when buying from a licensed dealer. It is Federal law nation wide. Most states allow a sale from one non-dealer to another, private party sales, to happen without going through a FFL dealer for a background check.

    To buy wholesale you have to be a FFL dealer. To be a FFL dealer, by Federal law you have to do a background check on every firearm transaction. Even interstate private party transfers have to go through an FFL for a background check when shipped interstate.

    EDIT: Damn I didn't realize it was this old a thread...
    Last edited by El Laton Caliente; 01-15-2012 at 12:59 PM.

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