It almost seems to me that the government is encouraging FFL’s to simply lie to people by basically telling people that it is “required” to do a background check with an FFL even for private transactions, even though there is no law at this time that states such.
I know of cases where a private sale was cancelled because one of the parties was “uncomfortable” about NOT going through a dealer. Brainwashing does work.
“This letter is almost pointless. If two private citizens in the same state decide to buy/sell a firearm between themselves, why would they even bother to go anywhere near an FFL?”
I’m far from an expert in this, but one reason that I could see is to get a background check on the buyer - since it is not legal to sell a gun to a felon.
...of course, with the Internet, one can do that themselves just as easy.
I think the result of this de-facto registration is to move more gun sales underground...which actually is good, in the end.
As to sales out of state, I think people will just risk it, and claim ignorance if later told the guy was from out of state...but I’m only guessing here.
Unfortunately, this is already the law in my red state of TN
Is there as single “stupid” American in this Nation who is dumb enough to tell anyone other than the immediate party's to the transaction about the sale, or gift of a firearm to anyone?
God help us all if the Freddy's really believe this Nation has slipped so far down the socialist hole that 310 million firearms will be located, logged, and, tracked by Freddy from 310 million stupid, ignorant, and drone Americans? I know Americans who have buried numerous weapons, and ammunition for several years now, long before this confiscation threat and were called stupid black helicopter conspiracy nuts!
Not so stupid now unless you tell anyone about your firearms, or your intent to sell or give anyone a firearm.
Purchase, sell, or give a firearm and SHUT THE F%$# UP! PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!