Sender, that may be 100% correct. But let me play around with this if I may.
A distant friend of the family, Uncle Vito, who has done “favors” for me or my family over the last few years comes to me and says “Goat, do me a favor and as a gift for my birthday nexy week, I’d like an AR, Rock River arms is cool”.
Now I’m no LE agent, and who am I to pry into Vito’s history, so I do what Mark Kelly did and I guy an AR for my Uncle; afterall its a B Day gift.
I am not LE either so don't follow my advice, but my sense is that if Uncle Vito goes out and shoots up a theater, the cops are going to look real hard at who he got the gun from. If I had *any* doubt about someone or didn't know them in great detail, there is *no way* that I would buy a gun for them.
Let me go further and say that I would not buy a gun for anyone outside of my immediate family.