Originally posted by buni11687
reply to post by macman
The only thing I support that is a little bit similar to this, is possibly allowing private sellers to access the NICS check system on people buying
from them. That is, only if the private seller wants to. No requirement to do the check, and no requirement to keep a record. All up to the seller.
Perfect idea, this is something I've talked with a lot of people about, and I can't see any legitimate reason why the government refuses access to
the system for private sales. I've sold plenty of guns, I usually have the buyer sign a bill of sale and I check their ID just so I have at least
something to show that I got rid of the gun, in the case a gun gets used for a crime and traced back to me.
I've had a few people refuse to show ID or sign the Bill of sale They didn't get my guns. I assume those people would have refused me calling in a
background check too.
Maybe they were just very paranoid and didn't even want the person selling them a gun to know who they were. They will always find someone to sell
them a gun, but it's not going to be me.
I'm totally against forcing all private transactions to go through an FFL, which is what they are currently trying to make happen. There are tons of
issues with doing that.
One issue I can think of, what happens when you inherit guns? With this new law there is no such thing as "giving' someone a gun. I have inherited
guns, and have also given away guns to friends for free.
But if you require it to go through an FFL, you turn it into a commercial exchange, a purchase, instead of just the gun being "given" to someone. If
it becomes commercial, it would stand to reason it will be illegal to pass down guns to your children, as someone under 21 cannot buy a pistol, and
someone under 18 cannot buy anything. But right now you can legally give your children those guns, or allow them to inherit them, but if every single
transaction becomes commercial, and required to go through an FFL, I think that might become illegal.
So what happens if you are 18 with no family, and you inherit a pistol from a parent or grandparent? Who is going to "hold onto" that pistol for 3
years while you wait to turn 21?
Sounds like this law will end up causing quite a few firearms that have been passed down through the generations to be seized by the government
instead of inherited by the younger generation.
Unless they put some special wording in there to make absolute sure that you can still legally "give" and/or inherit guns without going through an
FFL. But then this law becomes totally impotent, as you could simple say you were "giving away" guns to all these people, when in actuality you were
Overall this bill is garbage and should burn to death as soon as possible.
But simply allowing private sellers access to the background check system would be a great idea.