Private sales


January 1, 2004, 09:25 PM
Over the last few months I have traded and sold guns that I had purchased new an therefore they are in my name, I have traded and sold these to private parties at gun shows, could this ever get me into trouble or cause me problems since they are in my name?

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January 1, 2004, 09:29 PM
A sales slip of some kind would help, but don't have to have the proof of sale by BATFE laws. For now all that's required is your word that you sold it.

January 1, 2004, 10:28 PM
It is commonly recommended to get the buyer's name, address and DL number for your records in case the gun is ever recovered by the police and they do a forward trace on it. Some folks even have the buyer sign a receipt showing they have taken possession of the gun. It really depends on how far you want to take it.

January 1, 2004, 11:52 PM
what bothers me is identity theft.i gave my social security number once for a private sale and now am wondering about that.He asked for it on the names we exchanged and didnt think about it at that im wondering-what keeps people from using that information to steal ones identity and close out your accounts and such?

January 2, 2004, 01:19 AM

Ya got nothing to worry about! To prove it, send me your SS# and yo mamma's maiden name, to show ya just how safe this sorta thing can be.:scrutiny:

January 2, 2004, 01:35 AM
It is reccomended that you have them sign a receipt for the firearm and to also sign a paper that declares that they swear they are not an ex-felon, mentally unstable, under a restraint order or otherwise ajudicated unable to own or possess a firearm. That way you have covered your a-- against lawsuits from greedy anti-firearms types if something goes awry.

January 2, 2004, 01:51 AM
The signed sworn oath will mean nothing unless it's notorized.

January 2, 2004, 02:03 AM
It's better than nothing when you are faced with the alternative and it could just save your bacon notarized or not.

January 2, 2004, 05:17 AM
If your state will let you choose to not put your SSN on your driver's license, do so.

Here in Indiana unless you tell the DMV not to use it, they'll assign your SSN as your driver's license number.

Naturally, I don't let them use my SSN as my driver's license number.

January 2, 2004, 11:11 AM
Here in Illinois you are required to keep a record of the new owner's FOID number for ten years. In fact, last year in Chicago a homeless man was charged with that after selling a handgun to a Chicago police officer (who later died) and it had only been nine years since the transfer. I guess all homeless people should have a file cabinet in which to keep records such as these. Just no excuse. Jim.

January 2, 2004, 12:08 PM
I remember that story and it was discussed either here or TFL.

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