>>Trying to even find seven private pistols to purchase at a gunshow would be near impossible.
Most gunshows around here (NE FL) have a few tables set up by people who are private sellers. They have anywhere from 2 to as many as 10 handguns (usually six or so). Their prices are ridiculous and they tell everyone who stops to look that “you can get these without paper”. These people represent the real “gun show loophole” becuase they paid for that table and that makes them a business, IMO. But, the ATF people at the show just walk right past them.
Now, the gummint wants to use that easy-to-close loophole to ban the private sale of all firearms. But, even with these unlicensed table vendors, almost all guns sold at our gunshows are through FFLs and have a background check because the licensed dealers have better stuff at much lower prices.
And the ATF could already crack down on those folks if they chose to.
In fact, they might be ATF agents if they are being so brazen about it.
I’ve certainly witnessed a few people cuffed at gunshows over the last 10 years for doing precisely that. I am a C&R FFL, and occasionally some C&R will think they have a license to conduct business, as long as they deal in C&R firearms. They don’t and they get cuffed.