Skip to comments.Vanity: ATF stopped transfer of gun -- store manager says no transfer between states due to new law?
Posted on 05/31/2011 4:10:58 PM PDT by HGSW0904
This is a vanity post, and I'm hoping I put it in the right place...if not, I'm sure y'all will redirect me. (I'm hoping any redirection is kind.)
My husband ordered an R-25 from Dick's months ago (February) and has been playing phone tag with them since. They said they ordered it and that it was on its way. Today, he called again and spoke to the manager since he still hadn't heard anything. The manager said they couldn't transfer any gun from CO (that's where they had one in stock and we're in TN) because the ATF came in and stopped the transfer -- there's some new law and they are not sure how the new law will work. Dick's is shutting down their gun sales because it's too hard to get weapons in -- even in-state transfers. And, because they don't sell handguns, they can't legally sell handgun ammo anymore.
Is this manager full of it, or have you all heard anything about anything like it?
I prefer to attack people with fireworks.
Sounds like they are full of it. Get a refund.
Huh? I can buy all sorts of ammo at Wally World and they quit selling guns. First I've heard about this.
I once had a few firearms but they were all lost in a tragic corn harvesting accident.
Hogwash. I just received a pistol shipped from a dealer in AZ to a dealer in CA and if I can get it here, it can be had just about anywhere.
Get a refund and call a different store.
Thanks. It sounded crazy to me, but with the way things are going these days, thought it best to check.
dicks has a strict anti “assault rifle” company policy.
they were taking heat for selling the R25 which is just an AR10, a freefloat tube,and a camo job with some nice marketing.
ask them how much .22 and 7.62x39 they sell as they are both listed by the ATF as handgun rounds.
Colorado is now a deep dark blue. With that in mind I am sure the gun grabbers are also in power.
Correct, no FFL is required to sell ammunition. A FFL is required to manufacture ammo, but not to sell.
sorry correction for the purists.. its not an AR10, its a LR308 which is DPMS’s version of the AR10 - but still, its a .308/243/etc AR
Husband found a local shop with a slew of AR 10’s in stock. He’s going to head there tomorrow and take a look.
Dick’s has gone PC.
Around here they stopped selling all pistols and pistol ammo and have cut back all their long gun selections and ammo.
The last time I went in to our local Dick’s store all they had were shoes and all the tame sporting goods. Their “outdoor” stuff consists mostly of a small selection of camping gear.
ATF had already taken a deposit from a buyer in mexico.
A FFL is required to manufacture ammo.
Are you thinking about the excise tax?
I’m pretty sure the guy your husband talked to is on crack, or maybe just an anti-gunner trying to kill one purchase and make a hard time for one gun guy.
You cannot transfer from an FFL to a NON-FFL across state lines. But so what? Obviously Dick’s is a FFL in TN or they never would have sold a single gun in your state, and the transfer from Dick’s to your husband has both parties in TN. He may just be an idiot confusing rules on “transfers” (sales) to end customers with stock transfers between locations. How does he think most dealers get their stock in the first place? Obviously from out-of-state mfgrs or wholesalers.
The only new “law” concerns purchases of multiple long guns within a five day period, isn’t in force yet, and I believe will only affect border states if it does become effective.
OTOH, even if you could force the issue, do you really want to reward a company that is either this incompetent or this anti-rights, or both, when there are perfectly good independent retailers in your town?
“Colorado is now a deep dark blue. With that in mind I am sure the gun grabbers are also in power.”
Actually, the carry laws are pretty good here (passed about 10 years ago when R’s ran things). I have several gun stores in easy driving distance. Lots of gun shows. But the rats have been more concerned about making sure public employee unions can continue to fund rats to be very concerned about guns. It’s a losing issue for them here.