I'm looking for a little clarification on this topic. If you conduct a private gun sale within your own state, where you are not required to have a background check done on the purchaser of a gun, and you are the seller, can you be held legally liable if the purchaser commits a crime with that gun? I listen to a lot of NPR and the "gun show loophole" and "private sale loophole" talk made me wonder. Personally, my standpoint is to never sell a gun privately unless I know the person really well, or if a person has a current valid carry permit, as I thought in these types of transactions the burden of making sure you aren't selling to a person prohibited from owning a gun is on the seller. Any legal cases as an example? Just wondering. All too often I here the liberal rhetoric that background checks aren't done at gun shows or with online purchases, which is completely inaccurate. However, in the scenario I described, there is no background check required.