I have actually gone to a gun show personally to try and sell A (one) gun. I was unsuccessful, because nobody wanted to buy the gun/scope combo at my price. I am not an FFL, and it would have been a private sale. At every gun show I’ve ever been to, I’ve seen at least one person walking around with a slung rifle with a for-sale sign on the muzzle. I’ve never witnessed any such transaction inside the show. I HAVE observed such a transaction taking place right outside of the show, like right on the front steps......nice and legal like.
This alleged gun show loophole law is just an excuse to stamp out individual private sales, no matter where they take place. Such a law would be a strong argument against signing bills of sale or in any other way of documenting a sale in the past or present, and right up until the law is passed.
I’m not advising anyone to break the law, but if one were so inclined, one could even perform such an undocumented sale as an act of civil disobedience after the law passes—there being no way for the gov’t to prove that you had broken the law so long as the gun had been purchased by you some time prior to the law going into effect. You could tell the govt enforcers that you bought the gun 10 years ago (verified by the 4473), and sold it to some random guy named Joe or Bill (you don’t remember) six months prior to the law's passage. You confirmed his eligibility for purchase by viewing his LTC at the time, but you don’t remember his name for certain, and you didn’t write up a bill of sale because it wasn’t required by the law at the time. You did everything legally, and you even tried to make sure you weren’t selling to a criminal by viewing his LTC—relying on the vetting process done by both the state and the Security Branch of the DNC (AKA “FBI”) to determine his eligibility.
Meanwhile, the gun in question is buried in a piece of sealed PBC pipe in the trees out behind your house, against the day that there is a neighborhood militia call up to resist tyranny by going to arrest SJL as an enemy of the Constitution and a traitor to the nation.
One can dream, can’t one?