While I can understand the fear some people have of the claim of the “gun show loophole”, if they actually understood it there would be much less fear over it.
FACT: All dealers of firearms, whether at a gun show, a store, or even private, MUST run a background check on the potential buyer.
FACT: All people selling NEW firearms MUST be a licenced dealer else they would have no access to new guns to sell, which means they then are required to run a background check on all potential buyers.
FACT: The ONLY guns that are sold at gun shows without background checks are those of used guns between 2 private citizens. If we require a background check, that means the seller will have to go through a licenced dealer, raising the cost of a purchase substantially, which will then either (a) take the option of a self-defense weapon away from the poor and/or (b) remove the private sales from the gun shows and onto the back streets. Both options are not good.
THINK before you embrace something this, or any, administration and/or lobby group try to shove down your throat.