by David Safier
Buying guns on the internet is apparently easy and background-check free when you're dealing with private gun sales. A ThinkProgress article has the email conversations between the buyer and ArmsList.com, "a Craigslist-style site that deals solely in firearms."
We searched “Smith & Wesson M&P15″ in the Colorado listings and instantly found dozens of sellers. A few emails later, we had four people willing to sell us the gun that same day, no questions asked. When we inquired whether we’d need to do a background check or any paperwork to obtain the assault rifle, we met the same response every time: no.
Here are the emails during one potential sale.
If When we get a law requiring universal background checks, it had better go beyond gun shows to all those "private gun sales," whether they happen online, person to person, or in a parking lot where Frank Antenori has temporarily set up shop.