The owner can’t take the chance BATF will come at him for knowingly aiding a “straw purchase.” Maybe this was the plan all along. Buy the gun, announce you are giving it away, then charge the SELLER with a crime! I think we all know Kelly would never be charged but the owner’s FFL would be in serious jeopardy.
Agree. More info came out since my first comment.
But I still say the seller should not be able to rescind a sale made because he does not like what the buyer is going to do with the gun (as long as all laws have been obeyed and are expected to be obeyed).