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Buying a handgun private party in FL

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Alex45ACP, May 26, 2005.

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  1. Alex45ACP

    Alex45ACP Member

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    Saw an ad on gunbroker for a handgun I'm interested in, and the seller lives in my town. I emailed him and asked him if he's interested in doing a FTF sale.
    His reply:

    So I ask him what a transfer entails...

    Now I am really confused. I thought there was no gun registration in FL, and you could sell handguns private party. I ask him this and his next message:

    :confused:

    Is there really handgun registration in FL, or is he mistaken?
     
  2. beerslurpy

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    He is mistaken. You give him something of appropriate value, he gives you the firearm in question. It is a completely unregulated act.
     
  3. loandr.

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    He is mistaken....I always do ask for Proof of residency via DL or CCW though.
    But hey his gun....his call :)

    Loandr.
     
  4. Alex45ACP

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    Buying a handgun from a dealer: 21
    Buying a handgun private party: 18

    Is that correct?
     
  5. loandr.

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    a stick with 21(again if my gun, my terms) BUT thats just I ..NOT sure of actual law.

    Loandr.
     
  6. buy guns

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    yes alex that is correct. all the trade would consist of is you giving him the money and him giving you the gun.

    and there is definitely no registration in florida.
     
  7. 41mag

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    I'd think that having a signed receipt along w/Loandr.'s idea of showing ID. to be a good idea.

    But then again,all my handguns are registered w/my State.:barf:
     
  8. ceetee

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    Many people are paranoid of selling a firearm FTF as a private sale, then having that firearm turn up having been used in a crime. They're (justifiably)afraid of being accused of the crime, if the police do manage to trace it's serial number back to them.

    That being said, some folks insist that all firearms sales do go through an FFL. His gun. You want to buy it, you jump through his hoops.
     
  9. sumpnz

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    He's treating the 4473 as registration. It a way it is, but even if he sold it to you without going through a dealer, all he'd have to do to cover his butt is photocopy your DL and stick it in his file folder with the make/model/SN of the gun and the date he sold it to you. Anything more than that is really unnecessary. Besides, if he was the original purchaser (and the dealer he's using for the sale is not the one he bought it from), if you used the gun in a crime they would still come to him first and he'd still have to explain that it was sold through dealer X. The Feebs won't necessarially know that it was re-sold through a dealer.
     
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