Due to recent shootings and concern over assault rifles, an annual gun show has been discontinued in a nearby city. It will result in the loss of considerable revenue which has traditionally gone toward local city operating funds.
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Hello Alberic, Thank you for the clarifications here. I have never been to a gun show. The public didn't have a say. The ban was proposed by a councilman and decided by city council. The vote was nearly tied.
Ah, thanks for clarifying. My answer still stands. It is a commerce issue and if the city government want to do it so be it. However, they better not go around begging the state and federal governments for more funds.
Thank you for your thoughts and comments.
Christin doesn't know that all sellers of all guns at a gun show must abide by all local, state and federal laws concerning the selling of guns... and all buyers of all guns at a gun show must do the same exact thing. But she comments anyway.
If you are a dealer you must have a Federal Firearms Licence (FFL) and you must conduct a background check on the buyer. For private transactions between individuals (non dealers), an FFL and background check is not mandatory per federal law.
33 states do not restrict private, intrastate sales of firearms at gun shows in any manner.
States have to at least abide by federal law regarding firearms. The problem is individuals with no FFL are selling weapons, not dealer who have FFLs. Dealers w/ FFLs who sell illegally risk jail time (in any state). For individuals, not much.