What are the gun show ID rules? - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

What are the gun show ID rules?

Posted: Updated:
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Part of the gun control debate is whether to close the so-called 'gun show loophole.'

Federally licensed gun dealers must undergo inspections and abide by strict guidelines that include conducting background checks before any sale.

But many people who sell weapons at gun shows aren't licensed vendors.

"They have to have a photo ID, they have to perform a background check, or the person who purchases a firearm must show a Georgia Firearms license. That's the only way a licensed dealer can transfer a firearm to an individual," said Stephen Drew of Georgia Loan and Gun.

There are no current regulations that require individuals, who are not licensed firearms dealers, to do background checks-- or keep any records on individual gun transfers.

That includes selling a gun to a family member or friend.

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow