Selling handguns in the paper


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Grassman
December 15, 2008, 12:02 AM
I was wondering what is the protocol when selling firearms in the paper. Our local "shopper"has a firearm section. I have a cheap gun I want to sell, and was worried about some scumbag buying it, possibly use it in a crime and being registered to me. Is there a form or someone you can call when you do sell a weapon, to let the powers that be know that you no longer own this firearm?

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Grassman
December 15, 2008, 12:52 AM
Oh, I know Texas does not have a registration. But your uncle Sammy does. That's a good Idea, I'll draw up a bill of sale with serial numbers and have the buyer sign and date it.

rondog
December 15, 2008, 02:53 AM
Only give a phone number, and screen your buyers on the phone the best you can. Count how many times they say "yo dawg" and "know'nI'msayin'". If you arrange a meet, do it far away from your home, preferably in a public area.

Last gun I bought in a face-to-face transaction was in an FBI office! THAT was a seller I had no qualms with, and he seemed to deem me worthy also. He was even glad to hear I have a CWP, but we didn't discuss whether I was actually carrying (I was), I didn't know he was FBI until I saw his office.

Sir Aardvark
December 15, 2008, 02:59 AM
Be careful - you wouldn't want some jerk to offer to buy your gun and then just rob you for it instead.

You might want to look into selling it on consignment at a local gunshop; you'll get less money, but what is your safety worth?

Or, sell it via the internet where you ship it to the buyer's designated FFL, and let him do the transfer.

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