I just read an article on Nytimes.com that might interest you. This article summarizes the conclusion that New York State has come to regarding stricter background checks for gun purchases. Following several undercover operations that found as many as a dozen gun shows selling guns to merchants without any screening at all, almost everyone involved has decided to make sure stricter policies regarding criminal and mental health background checks are put in place.
Read the full article here:
New York Deal to Add Controls at Most Gun Shows in State