BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - President Obama's effort to close the so-called gun show loophole prevents anyone without a license from selling guns.
"If you push it as far as selling one gun to a relative as a dealer, how would that be enforced?" organizer Ben Hewett asked. "It would be impossible."
Dealers at the show said they understand what the loophole references.
The gun show's organizers said the real solution to gun violence is filling in incomplete background check databases.
"The states won't release information on felons and on dangerous mentally ill people," Hewett said. "It's all protected under HIPAA laws, and it's very difficult to get help for the mentally ill."
Deason thinks prosecutors need to enforce current gun laws better.
"I had one stolen. They won't prosecute unless there's 20 to 25 guns stolen. Then they will do it. They're just not doing what they're supposed to."
Dealers and show organizers agree the violence needs to stop. That won't happen with the president's executive order but rather with more enforcement, they said.
"I know you'll have a lot less crime, a lot less killing," Deason said.