IAMA Firearm Salesman in Louisiana and I know a thing or two about background checks. AMA
I've worked at a couple of retailers over the years and have predominantly sold firearms. I have a good bit of experience with sales/transfers and have great stories about customers. Funny, scary, stupid, crazy I've seen it all when it comes to this (recently) heavily scrutinized industry.
I can answer questions about the current political controversy, give my incite on the ammo situation and answer any questions you have about background checks and how they work.
Edit1: this is what I'm referring to as NICS: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics
edit2: This is the best answer I have for the Ammo Conspirators: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gNReEZJAY&feature=share&list=UU1g6qVecwvA-M2T0TJ9UIZg
Edit3: sorry for the past day of no response, work has long hours. ask away!
Thanks for the questions! Well rounded debate is what we need to keep this everything moving forward.