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private purchase advice

Discussion in 'Legal' started by hgmike, Jan 22, 2011.

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  1. hgmike

    hgmike Member

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    i've read threads on this but need some clarification. i live in georgia and am interested in buying a handgun from a private seller who resides in georgia, cash only.

    i am going to ask for a bill of sale but if he doesn't agree to it should i renege? my only concern with these kind of transactions is if the gun has been reported stolen or used in a crime.

    any other advice?
     
  2. bikemutt
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    On face-to-face sales it's not a bad idea to see some ID if you have any concerns. No ID, no deal. Bill of sale, who knows, anyone can print one up.
     
  3. kingpin008

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    It's up to you whether or not a bill of sale is a necessary bit of the equation. I've sold FTF with them, and I've sold FTF without them. As long as you do your best to verify that the buyer is legally allowed to purchase/own the firearms (e.g., are you a resident, and are you a convicted felon?) you're in the clear. A bill of sale is nice, but not generally required.
     
  4. sloppyjoe

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    i always get a bill of sale on anything i purchase from an individual.
     
  5. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    As far as a legal issue is concerned? No receipt is required by Fed or Jawgia law.
     
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