We’ve known about the gun-show loophole for a long time now. It still hasn’t been closed. Maybe someone can make some progress on the restaurant loophole:
America has a problem with unlicensed restaurant operators. Week after week, millions of these scofflaws cook elaborate meals without any official authorization, or even an inspection by a government health agency. The problem grows particularly acute at Thanksgiving, when some unlicensed chefs prepare meals for a dozen or more people. The result? Every year countless Americans are sickened by salmonella, campylobacter, and other food-borne bacteria. You might know the cooks as Mom and Dad, or Grandma and Grandpa, or Uncle Mike and Aunt Karen. But don’t let their down-home manner fool you. It’s time to close the regulatory loophole that lets these scofflaws dodge the rules of restaurant safety.
Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But that’s precisely the approach being taken by gun-control advocates who want to close what they call the “gun-show loophole.” Opponents of gun rights use that expression to describe the occasional sales of firearms between private citizens — whom they call “unlicensed dealers” and “unlicensed vendors.” (Eeek!)
As the author points out, it’s really all about closing the Second Amendment loophole.