The 'Gun Show Loophole' is such a myth it's amazing. Even 20/20, in their biased story revealed that the supposed 'Loophole' means nothing. This is a liberal buzz phrase which none of them truly understand. Even the Brady Campaign realized it was a stupid phrase and have now reworded their campaign to focus on private transfers since most gun show purchases are made from licensed dealers.
Think about this... 20/20 showed little kids going to buy illegal guns for gang members and then showed a young guy buying firearms from a gun show to prove how easy it was to buy at gun shows. The little kids were buying illegal guns for $60 off the street but criminals would naturally want to attend a gun show and pay $400 for a used Glock?...
I'm not a very smart guy but that logic just doesn't work, 20/20. By my thinking, their earlier report of street buying PROVED that the gun show purchases are not the most opportune for criminals. Heck, even the FBI knows it and has done studies on the subject.
At the risk of sounding like I'm sterotyping, how many gangbanger-looking types have you ever seen at a gun show, gun shop, sporting goods store or even the WalMart ammo counter? Now, how many of those same types do you see on the evening news as a mug shot? See some examples attached grabbed as screenshots from the 20/20 show. It's embarrassingly obvious these guys aren't at the gun show buying popcorn at the concession stand with you and I.
I don't mean this as a racial issue. 20/20 picked these guys to show from FL. I simply grabbed the screen shots. You'll see minorities regularly at gun shows and they don't behave or attempt to look like these guys.
Regardless of color or creed, responsible gun owners and enthusiasts are honest, hard-working people and feel no need to appear as a gangster in public.
Really, it's amazing that non-thinking liberals can't see this. Perhaps they don't want to see the real problem?... Theft, drug crime and absolute lawlessness is the problem.. NOT the system that law-abiding citizens use to purchase firearms!!
There's nothing wrong with the private transfer system, gun shows or even the current NCIC check system.
Arm yourself with information before tackling these subjects with an anti who's truly unwilling to listen to logic. If they're willing to listen, then great. There's nothing that embarrasses me worse than hearing a pro-gun guy arguing with an anti, and the only thing he can say for defense is, "well, if you take guns from people only criminals will have guns".
You have to take the approach of overloading their small minds with statistics they can't possibly refute. It's quite fun for you, and demoralizing for them.
It should be noted that this is not a tactic I would recommend for 'making friends'.