Well what we already knew has been proven in the media. You can't buy a gun on line without a background check. I 594 claims you can though. http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/convict-buys-gun-online-lands-behind-bars-getting-/nhnq9/ Convict buys gun online, lands behind bars before getting finger on trigger Thirty-nine year old Michael Ahmed Hicks has been charged in King County Superior Court with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm after he bought a semi-automatic pistol online. Sponsored Links By Amy Clancy SEATTLE — Thirty-nine year old Michael Ahmed Hicks has been charged in King County Superior Court with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm after he bought a semi-automatic pistol online. The Seattle man has been prohibited from possessing a firearm since a 2006 methamphetamine conviction. However, last month, according to court documents, Hicks was able to purchase a .380 ACP pistol from www.GrabAGun.com in Texas. Hicks charged the $99, plus shipping and handling fees, to his credit card, and the weapon was sent to Palace Loans, a pawn shop and Federal Firearm Licensed business on First Avenue in Seattle. Court documents reveal that Hicks visited Palace Loans in early September and tried to take possession of the weapon, but didn’t have enough money to pay the fees. Palace Loans kept the pistol. A month later, Hicks returned, paid the fees and the shop’s owner submitted the required paperwork for a background check before the weapon could be transferred to Hicks. When the Seattle Police Department's Records Unit ran the background check, Hicks' criminal history was revealed. Hicks’ paperwork also included his false claim that he had not been convicted of any felonies, according to documents, which also revealed "a lengthy history of (SPD) contacts and a mental caution" for manic depression and bi-polar disorder." Last week, Hicks was arrested before he could pose "grave danger to public safety," according to the Seattle Police detective who worked the case. When Hicks' Seattle home was later searched, detectives found a loaded "pump-action" sawed-off shotgun, multiple switchblades, long swords, cane-swords, crossbows with arrows and flammable devices. His mother told KIRO 7 Hicks has an interest in martial arts. But Alicia Hicks knew nothing about the sawed-off shotgun. She also said that Hicks has been trying to get his right to own a firearm again reinstated. With this new criminal charge, that most likely won’t happen for a while, if ever. “The safeguards put into place were followed by all the right people and as a result, a person who shouldn’t have a gun didn’t get it, and he’s now being charged with an additional felony for trying to do so,” Seattle Police spokesman Detective Drew Fowler said on Monday.