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Buying or Selling a handgun question?

Discussion in 'Want to Buy/Trade Threads' started by Clay Gauge, Nov 20, 2011.

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  1. Clay Gauge

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    What is required of a non FFL holder or the average Joe to sell a handgun to someone? What if any responsibility does the seller have?

    Thanks for any good advice
     
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    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    What state you are in may have some bearing on what is required.
     
  3. Clay Gauge

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    Minnesota
     
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    Dunno about state laws in Minnesota, but in Texas just exchange gun for the money, as long as buyer is not a felon, as ya are likely to ask. Sure ya are.


    GNeJ
     
  5. Mike Battista

    Mike Battista Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Unless you personally know the buyer, take the handgun to an FFL and let them do the transfer and background check. If the buyer won't do that then don't sell it to him. You want a paper trail to exist about ownership of the handgun. CYOA.
    Mike Battista
     
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    Telling the authorities that you read it on TS.com is not a legal defense. I have included a link to Minnesota gun laws on the NRA/ILA web site. If you were a member, you would already know about this.
     
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    I live in Minnesota. If your selling to an individual, I would
    be sure he has a "permit-to-purchase" or a "concealed carry permit.
    If he has one or the other, get a copy, get cash and deliver the gun.
    If he doesn't, sell the gun to him through a dealer. Minnesota law
    only requires that you keep a record of whom you sell the handgun to.
    It doesn't require that you do a back-round check.
     
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