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High cost of buying/selling getting higher

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mm1ut1, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. mm1ut1

    mm1ut1 Well-Known Member

    The last rifle I got cost $38.00 to ship. Add $35.00 transfer fees. Now the state(Wi gov Doyle) wants to jack up to $30.00 the background check fee. So we are talking $100.00 for a long gun. Add the fees if you sell on an online auction like Gunbroker. Make having multiple girlfriends start to look cheap....
  2. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm member

    Do like I did and move. I've been living here for 4 years now and love every second of it now that I'm not in Doyle's Dungeon. I can't believe that POS gets reelected.

    I though it was only handguns that went through the DOJ? When I worked at a shop in Green Bay the fee was $10 for the handgun check. Long gun was free because it went through NICS.
  3. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Well-Known Member

    Get your own FFL.

    $200 for the first three years.
    You'll never pay another transfer fee again.
    You can offer transfers for others and actually make money as a business.
  4. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member

    Much easier said than done.

    You're going to have to have retail space open to the public and actually be engaged in the business of dealing in firearms in order to get the ATF to approve your FFL.

    Clinton had the ATF shut down most of the "kitchen table" dealers.
  5. goon

    goon Well-Known Member

    Yep, I've noticed that too. I'm not planning to do anymore online selling any time soon.
  6. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Well-Known Member

    Well....isn't everything easier said than done? Getting my FFL was VERY easy. Fill out forms, get prints & photo, mail with $200 check. Get state sales tax permit & IRS EIN #. Then wait for interview. Have interview AT MY DINING ROOM TABLE WITH ATF. Wait for license to appear in mail. The waiting was the hardest part.

    Where do you get your information?:banghead:
    No retail space is required, and never has been. (I am a home FFL and know of at least fifty in the Dallas area that have no retail space. ATF is COMPLETELY OKAY with "kitchen dealers".) ATF only requires that home based businesses be legal in your locality. "Public hours" are not required and never have been. ATF does ask that you have designated "business hours". There is NO regulation stating that you have to be open to the public.

    I think you should reread what you wrote. You can't be in the business of dealing in firearms AND THEN go get ATF to approve your FFL. You better have the FFL FIRST- or you go to jail.

    Actually, ATF began enforcing regulations that were already there. More than one FFL was not actually engaged in the business and gave up their license because they would not or could not comply with the regulations regarding conducting your business in a lawful manner. In short, they did not have proper zoning, a business license, sales tax & use permit or any of the other red tape required in their locality to conduct a lawful business.

    Spend five minutes reading the FAQ's at atf.gov

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