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Posted: 3/5/2021 2:15:11 PM EDT
Someone bought a gun from me and after stating their dealer had to accept from private individuals the dealer has now said receipt of a firearm from a private out of state individual is illegal under WA state law. I've sold other guns to people in WA and never had that come up from other FFLs. Is this BS or a real thing?
Link Posted: 3/5/2021 2:51:34 PM EDT
That is new to me, I accept private party shipments as long as shipper has copy of state ID with it.
Link Posted: 3/5/2021 3:05:37 PM EDT
Yes its legal, I take in a couple a month with a copy of the State ID from private party.
Link Posted: 3/5/2021 3:12:44 PM EDT
Legal, yes, but there is a great deal of confusion out-of-state about the various state laws. (Remember when one state declared thirty-round-plus magazines were "machine gun parts" and stopped selling to us because "machine gun parts" are not legal here? --how many lawyers can dance on the head of a pin?) Also, the company can change its policies for any or no reason. If they won't play nice, shop for another dealer.
Link Posted: 3/5/2021 3:48:55 PM EDT
As others have stated, this is completely legal. Have the dealer provide you with the RCW that says it is illegal.
Link Posted: 3/6/2021 12:13:07 AM EDT
Your wording is very confusing.
Are you saying you shipped to someone out of WA and that dealer gave that incorrect response?
Or it was shipped to WA state and you got the BS response?
Link Posted: 3/6/2021 2:27:15 PM EDT
Not illegal , but its also up to the dealer also if they accept private party out of state transfers.  The buyer need to check with the receiving FFL to make sure first.
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