I have been going to gun shows all my life, and never bought a gun without a background check. Private citizens can sell to private citizens with a long gun, weather they are at a gun show or not. Handguns have to have a background check no matter what. I sold a gun to my dad and we still had to go to the local gun store to do the necessary check. ALL OF THE FOLKS in the recent news were not people that "fell through the cracks" of no background checks. They were all criminals except for one, but he was in therapy for being a schizo, and he's going to plead not guilty for reason of insanity. Their logic is totally wrong.