not with someone selling gun legally like the "The Gun Show "Loophole:" More Gun Control Disguised as Crime Control" article said because Federal law requires that any person "engaged in the business" of selling firearms possess a valid Federal Firearms License.<quoted text>
happens in the parking lot?
Gun Shows Are Not "Arms Bazaars" for Criminals
A mid-1980s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) study of convicted felons in 12 state prisons found that criminals purchased firearms at gun shows so rarely that those purchases were not worth reporting as a separate category.
The evidence indicates that criminal demand for firearms did not shift to gun shows after the 1994 Brady Law mandated background checks for all gun purchases from licensed dealers.
•An NIJ study released in December 1997 said only 2 percent of criminal guns came from gun shows.
•A study of youthful offenders in Michigan, presented at a meeting of the American Society of Criminology, found that only 3 percent had acquired their last handgun at a gun show - and many of the purchases were made by "straw purchasers" (i.e., legal gun buyers illegally acting as surrogates for criminals).
•A 1997 report by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics on federal firearms offenders said only 1.7 percent of crime guns are acquired at gun shows [ see the figure ].
•According to a report issued by the educational arm of Handgun Control, only two of 48 major city police chiefs said that gun show sales were an important problem in their city.