I snagged this from Massad Ayoob, This was emailed to me and it was filled with a lot of good information. The Author was praised by Mr. Ayoob about the information presented.
This new bill, just like the old bill, would require that a federal background check be
conducted prior to all transfers of firearm possession. To many Americans, this may
seem like a reasonable idea. After all, law-abiding gun owners abhor the criminal
misuse of firearms
1. Demands For New Gun Control Are An Admission That Gun Control Doesn’t Work
This means current gun control laws already make it illegal for these people to
possess a firearm. Requiring more background checks is an admission that the
current law prohibiting these people from possessing firearms is not enough to
prevent their possession. This is true for all gun-control laws, because if we know one
thing about criminals, it’s this: they do not care if they break the law.
2. Gun Dealers Already Conduct Background Checks
Under current federal law, gun dealers are required to confirm, prior to any and all
sales, that a customer has passed a background check as part of every FFL transfer If
you head into a gun store to purchase a new firearm, that dealer must confirm that
you have satisfied the background check requirements before you can take
possession of that new gun and take it home. This is the case regardless of where you live
3. There Is No ‘Gun-Show Loophole’
Furthermore, federal law also prevents sales to anyone that any seller (not just FFLs) believes to be a “prohibited person” (e.g., a convicted felon). As a result, gun dealers regularly turn away potential customers if they think they are not legally allowed to purchase or possess a firearm. There is simply no special exemption or “loophole” in federal law that allows gun show sales to occur without background checks. Therefore, there’s no loophole to close.