Joe Biden Falsehood #22

FALSEHOOD #22: Joe Biden falsely claimed that a gun show loophole allows someone to buy any gun they want without a background check.

He said, “Most people don’t know it: you walk into a store to buy a gun, you have a background check, but if you go to a gun show you can buy whatever you want, no background check.”

Biden made this false claim on April 8, 2021, during a speech.

EXPLANATION: This is false. The sale of a firearm requires a background check regardless of whether they are sold at a gun store or a gun show.

Private firearm sales only require a background check in specific states, but this method of purchase is not exclusive to gun shows, nor is it a loophole.


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Sherman, A., & Jacobson, L. (2021, April 8). In gun policy address, Joe Biden exaggerates about background checks at gun shows. Politifact. Retrieved December 14, 2022, from

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