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Making a living at gunshows???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by OneFreeTexan, Aug 9, 2004.

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  1. OneFreeTexan

    OneFreeTexan Member

    I recently met two men at gunshows that claim to make their living from buying and selling at gunshows. They both admit they don't make a ton of money, but enough to live on, and both are NOT living off a wife, or pension. They sell guns from their 'personnal collection'. One won't sell a gun at the same show he buys it at, the other will.
    Of course, they spend every weekend at a show somewhere, they go to the large shows to buy, are very aware of what people want and or are sellling. I didn't have the opportunity to ask them more questions.
    Is there anyone on this board that will admit to making a living from buying and selling guns at shows? Even off-line, if necessary?
    I have a few ideas on locating guns that never reach the shows, but sure would like to listen to the voice of experience.
  2. justashooter

    justashooter member

    you are talking about commiting a felony.
  3. Thumper

    Thumper Well-Known Member

    Pretty ballsy question to ask with a grand total of one post.
  4. mondocomputerman

    mondocomputerman Well-Known Member

    Why is it a felony, because he is not a FFL dealer and doesn't do a background check?
  5. pax

    pax Well-Known Member

    You are talking about commiting a felony.

    If a man makes his living from selling guns, he is a gun dealer and needs an FFL to conduct business -- regardless of the location of his business. Whether he conducts business primarily at gun shows or primarily at a fixed location, he is a dealer and must have an FFL and must conduct background checks and do all of the other paperwork that goes with selling guns as an FFL.

    Now, I've closed this thread because THR exists to advance the cause of responsible firearms ownership. Committing felonies and/or instructing others how to commit felonies is not appropriate to that goal.

    If you have a problem with that, you aren't welcome on THR.

    As always, feel free to PM or email me or any of the other moderators if you have any questions about this policy.

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