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Will the White House Ban Private Gun Sales?

RickG_Prov_RI Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 2:29 PM
Here's irony so thick you need a blowtorch to cut through it. I've sold quite a few firearms over time. I've always used a FFL Dealer to transfer ownership just in case the person loses it later between the eardrums and the weapon has my name on ownership. I've never been in the mood to deal with that kind of bul#$%it so the FFL transfer cuts the cord with me. Some people elect not to and in the case of transferring ownership to someone close to oneself I can understand keeping ATF out of the deal. Either way, the people who are breaking the old laws are going to break the new ones too.
Marc_H Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 2:43 PM
have the buyersign a receit and date it
RickG_Prov_RI Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 4:25 PM
I agree that it should be that simple but simple and logical aren't typical bureaucratic principles.
We had a gun dealer in RI that was nearly shut down by ATF because he had two Ruger MK II pistols on hand. One was in the display case, the other was in the box. ATF came in for a routine inspection. It turns out the one in the box was in the box with the other ones' serial numbers. Both were on premises but they made it out like it turned up at a crime scene.

Vice President Joe Biden is about to start his meeting with the National Rifle Association at the White House but hinted to reporters earlier today that "closing the gun show loophole" or banning the private sale of guns between citizens without a Federal Firearms license, is on the table.

Here's some information about the gunshow loophole myth:

The Myth of “Unlicensed Dealers”

• Under current federal law, it is illegal to “engage in the business” of “dealing in firearms” without a license from the Bureau...