[FoRK] how do you sell a used gun?
<jbone at place.org> on
Sun Sep 2 09:41:31 PDT 2007
On Sep 2, 2007, at 11:01 AM, Ian Andrew Bell wrote:
> I've filed this under "ethical questions which could only have been
> asked in America."
You mean there aren't guns in Canada? I seem to recall otherwise...
> If it's a drug dealer's gun it's probably not legally registered.
Thankfully we don't have a national gun registry... like the
Canadians do. So this little bit of Orwellian red tape doesn't apply
to Corinne's situation. When you buy a gun from a federally-licensed
dealer they have to fill out a form 4473, but this is to track
regulated dealer activity and doesn't apply to private transfers.
Note also that an unlicensed / non-dealer may only sell a gun to
another private individual in the same state, subject to the laws of
that state. Interstate transfer of ownership must be accomplished by
transferring the gun to a licensed dealer in the purchaser's state.
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