GLENDALE, AZ - Gun show vendors require background checks when selling guns, sort of.
All licensed dealers do check your criminal history and it usually only takes a few minutes, said Mike Reber of Arizona Arms.
However, private dealers, people who sell their individual guns to buyers at gun shows, don't have to perform such a check as long as they're "reasonably sure you're not a felon," Reber told ABC15.
Reber has a booth at the " Crossroads of the West Gun Show " at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, and is expecting a large turnout.
In wake of the Colorado and Wisconsin shootings, some are calling for tougher gun control laws, which is actually driving gun sales up.
"The joke is," Reber said, "if guns kill people, how does anyone get out of a gun show alive?"
"The good people get a little bit afraid that they're gonna be limited," said another licensed dealer, Chris Kaufman.
Kaufman is a former law enforcement officer who teaches gun safety, and regularly tells students that they're not prepared to own a firearm if they don't know how to properly use it.
Kaufman said security is the main reason people want to own a weapon.
"I think most people who go to the gun show would probably give up their guns tomorrow if they could be assured they'd never be attacked with a gun," Kaufman told ABC15.
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