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Why don't more gun clubs buy and sell guns !

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  1. senior smoke

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    Hello:
    Why don't more gun clubs buy and sell guns? To my way of thinking, gun clubs could have a customer try the gun prior to purchase. Gun club members could place their guns on consignment. Is it the cost of insurance nowadays, or do you have to have a gunsmith on the grounds to go over the gun, before it goes on the for sale shelf? You could also sell stocks, forearms, etc. Looks like a good way to earn added income for struggling clubs. Seems less and less clubs sell and purchase guns anymore, Why?
    Steve Balistreri
     
  2. skeet_man

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    The cost of a Federal Firearms License, insurance, gunsmith to inspect firearms, someone to man the counter, ect would make it no financially beneficial.
     
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    Not to mention inventory carrying costs ........
     
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    Liability on many fronts. Where I shoot you can't even put a sign up saying guns for sale. I know it's sounds dumb but it's a county range and they don't want any possible liability involvement.

    Eric
     
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    Was just wondering.

    What is the cost for a FFLicense??

    Regards, Pete
     
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    $90 for three years and with it comes the opportunity to spend 5 years in a small cell with Bubba for simple carelessness!!
     
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    And because we are a 501c7 corporation, we could suffer severe tax consequences...
     
  8. Mark425

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    Interesting....the three clubs that I frequent all sell guns and have them in stock. Not just el-cheapos either. K-Guns, CG, Blaser, Beretta and Z-Guns were in the rack yesterday at a shoot I attended.
     
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    Without an outstanding security system I believe guns would disappear regularly at many of the gun clubs I attend!!
     
  10. senior smoke

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    Life was simple years ago compared to today. Not only is life in general more difficult, but it seems as though even our fun time is difficult to find. How did we ever get like this? In the early 60's I would take a BB gun to school and place it in my locker. In fact one time a male teacher that I had asked to see it and after school we went on the school roof to shoot pigeons. Nowadays, if you bring a squirt gun to school, or draw a picture of a gun, or even say the word gun, you are in trouble. As a kid my teachers would talk about life in Russia. I hope we never get to that point. No one seems to use common sense anymore.
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    Why would you want to divert business from the licensed gun shops? They have more resources (and expenses) than any club could ever have. Support them!

    MK
     
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    You cannot put up your gun for sale in the rack at the SILVER DOLLAR.

    Tried it at the last Southern Grand I attended 2 years ago, told to take the gun off the rack. By management at the SILVER DOLLAR.


    Gary Bryant
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    That could be because Mike Battista has his gun shop in the main room at the Dollar.

    Eric
     
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    If the Club is stapped for cash a gun inventory would be a poor use of the cash they have.
    As for the local gun shops around home most don't want the higher end guns setting around for a special crowd.
    If your club has a Manager and he wants to risk his money in the gun Business then let him do so at no cost for the store front, persay, may keep people coming in the door and allow the club to throw mare target from the people wanting to try out his guns.
    Then maybe supplies would be available as well cause he would have a good feel for what the shooters want.
     
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    Eric,

    Ya think??

    lol

    jim
     
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    Because they don't want the ATF poking through their books
    and looking into every nook and cranny.
     
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