Asking for a friend who made some bad decisions while he was still a minor. He, being just over the age of consent in our state (Montana), slept with a girl who was just under the age of consent. He's a good guy who made one lousy decision. He was never formally charged with a felony, but he was required to register as a sex offender. He now has a family and is looking to get a weapon for home defense. I told that since I'm looking to upgrade to a Security 9 anyway, I'd sell him my Taurus PT111 G2, but only if he is allowed legally to own it. I'm looking for an FFL who would be willing to run the background check on him, but I figured in the mean time I'd ask you all what you thought about the situation. The other thing I was wondering, which may be off topic for the legal thread, is if anybody knows if and how I can run the Federal background check myself without involving a third party ELF? Thanks in advance for your help, I look forward to hearing back on this matter.