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Is there a loophole in the gun laws for internet buyers?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by SteelyDan, Dec 27, 2002.

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  1. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Member

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    A buddy told me today he ran across a web site where some sellers (apparently private parties) were selling firearms directly to buyers in other states, without going through an FFL. We were both pretty sure the seller was violating one or more federal laws, but we didn't know if the buyer was also violating any laws. Does anyone know the answer? And no, I'm not thinking about doing it (in fact my buddy sent the seller an email directing him to the ATF website), but I am curious.
     
  2. Gordon

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    I tried everything to get a XP100R in .35 rem I won for $400 into Ca. to no avail. of course it had to go thru dealers. I tried to go thru out of state dealers,but no dice if I wasnt resident. Like the Man said" the only free lunch is Jesus".:(
     
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    Moved to Gun Laws & Regulations.
     
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    No Loophole or any other hole.

     
  5. SteelyDan

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    Thanks for the info. I suspected there was a law like that, but just hadn't heard of it before.
     
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    isn't that 10 years and a 100,000 fine?
     
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    I wish we could eliminate the word "Loophole" from rational conversation. :mad:
     
  9. jimmy

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    Every gun I've bought off the Internet came from an FFL and actually generated more Federal paperwork than one of my local purchases, in that a copy of the local dealer's FFL had to go to the seller and a copy of the seller's FFL had to go to the local dealer. Plus of course I had to do the usual paperwork when I picked a gun up.

    BTW, I can't say these purchases have been hugely successful for me as far as the condition of the guns is concerned. The seller's descriptions and photos are truthful as far as they go, but they don't tell the whole story. Other purchasers may have better luck. :rolleyes:
     
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