• Biden remark on 'gun show loophole' spurs claim that he 'lied,' but it's true that background checks are not always required

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement More than one-in-10 US gun owners have purchased a firearm without undergoing a federal background check, a loophole available to unlicensed private sellers that President Joe Biden wants to close.
    "Most people don't know, you walk into a store and you buy a gun, you have a background check. But you go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want and no background check," Biden said Thursday in an address from the White House Rose Garden.
    But that is not exactly true: commercial dealers at gun shows are subject to the same background-check requirements as elsewhere...
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