Hi. I'm new to guns. I live in a state where universal background checks are not required (for private sale). I am perfectly legal to own a firearm, but I would rather go through a private seller because I know the govt probably uses the background check system as a registry for firearms and I just don't like the idea of the feds knowing what gun I own and when/where I purchased it. I always thought that private sales included things like certain sellers at gun shows and certain sellers on sites like armslist.com and similar sites. However, I just saw a youtube video where a guy goes to several gun shows in Indiana and tries to purchase a gun without a background check and is turned away. I've also heard that most private sellers, although not required to perform a background check, will still choose to perform one, in order to cover their own asses in case you turn out to be a felon. Is there any reasonable, legal way to purchase a gun without having to give my information to the federal government, or should I just say to heck with it and do the background check?