What? I hear you ask.
Has the twigg finally lost whatever is left of his Limey mind, having lived in Oklahoma for so long?
Not really. I am just a bit fed up of the dishonesty apparent in the arguments.
The suggestion that what we need to do is close the "Gun Show Loophole", more properly called the "private sales loophole".
This is the part of the system that was never covered by the requirement for a background check for those wishing to purchase guns.
Unfortunately, the loophole is, in fact, the whole system. When that loophole was allowed to be made into law, those responsible are either dumber than a very dumb person, or they knew that they were introducing a system that simply cannot work, could not work, and has not ever worked.
It is the case that with the current system, the only people who ever really subject themselves to a background check are those who will pass one. Sure there are some who fail .... Their intelligence is, at best, questionable because every criminal, or ex-felon who wants a gun never has to go through that system, and has never had to.
It isn't a loophole that needs closing, it is an effective background checking system that we need to introduce, for the first time. We will only know if it works when we have a system that cannot easily be compromised, and politicians who will not acknowledge that are just blowing smoke.