I know when you buy a handgun in WA the sheriffs office keeps a record of what you bought which I think is crazy. If you buy a handgun online does the FFL have to run the same background check with the info going through the sheriff, or can they do just a regular NICS check? I'd like to get a new handgun but I don't feel that my local law enforcement needs to have a record of what I bought. Same question for gun shows too. If you buy from a dealer at a gun show do they have to run the info through the sheriffs?