To the Editor:
In response to George Cohan’s letter to The Ridgefield Press Feb. 8, 2018: George, as you know your statement, “a sale at a gun show is considered a ‘private sale’” is incorrect. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has reported that between 50% and 75% of the vendors at gun shows had Federal Firearms Licenses (FFL). All FFL holders are required by law to perform background checks of all buyers and record all sales regardless of venue i.e., gun shows. Private sales: At the end of 2017 31 states did not require background checks for a sale of firearms by private individuals and 19 states did require background checks for some or all private firearm sales.