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Posted: 10/10/2007 7:51:35 AM EST
Someone from out of state contacted me about buying a rifle I had for sale. He made me an offer to pick the rifle up in person. I agreed to the price and he said he had a buddy who lived in my city who would pick it up for him. Does that sound ok? Is that a straw purchase?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:45:56 AM EST
anyone? or am I asking in the wrong forum?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:48:40 AM EST
Sounds like he may not be able to buy one legally.

Demand that you transfer to an ffl in his state and see what his reaction is.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:52:46 AM EST
I don't get that impression. I think he's just trying to save a few bucks on shipping, Which I don't mind, but I don't want to break the law in the process.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:53:21 AM EST
IIRC a straw purchase is when you buy for a person who cannot legally buy a firearm.

So you really have know way of knowing...

personally I would go through a FFL, the last thing you need is some felon to be carrying a gun and the paper trail leading right to you.

Link Posted: 10/10/2007 8:54:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By Billmanweh:
I don't get that impression. I think he's just trying to save a few bucks on shipping, Which I don't mind, but I don't want to break the law in the process.


I dont know the laws of TX but you should check and make sure that you are allowed to sell to someone out of state. i would also photocopy the guys id and file it plus get the serial number
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:02:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 9:03:09 AM EST by AeroE]
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:07:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:42:35 AM EST
BEWARE THE STAW PURCHASE!!!

Because this one is dangerously close!

Reread what Forest said. It's solid gold truth.

Your original "customer" MUST pick the gun up at a FFL in his home state. No legal way around it.


Or as said, it could be a sting. We don't want to read your name (and dog's obit) in tomorrows paper.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:48:34 AM EST


BEWARE THE STAW PURCHASE!!!

Because this one is dangerously close!



Agree with this. Get a transfer through FFL or sell it to someone else
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:53:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 10:02:18 AM EST
no need to chance it.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 10:07:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 10:08:56 AM EST by Smead]
Weird shit vibes dictate the FFL transfer even within a state; it's up to you as the seller.

That should scare off anyone not on the up and up.

If it's a known out of state sale, it's better for you to offer to pay shipping if that's a deal breaker, then he pays for the FFL transfer and see what the recepient says.

As an out of state buyer, I'd prefer solid proof of sale date via FFL transfer in case a weapon turns out to have some history.

In state, I insist upon dated receipts; not only to show that I paid for it, but when.

Link Posted: 10/10/2007 10:22:31 AM EST
well, after looking at the atf website, it seems to me that selling to someone out of state, it needs to go through an FFL on their end. and I think this would be close enough of an end around that it's not a good idea.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 4:11:09 PM EST
it turns out the guy is an FFL himself. and he's still trying to talk me into selling the gun to his buddy here who can then sell it to him. isn't that the very definition of a straw purchase?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 5:45:12 PM EST
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