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Posted: 6/10/2003 3:19:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 3:20:55 AM EDT by Miss_Magnum]
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Fixed link [url]www.nationalreview.com/kopel/kopel060903.asp[/url]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 7:58:25 AM EDT
"Butterfield wrote that BATF "lacks the authority to regulate sales by individuals at gun shows or elsewhere." It's true that a person who occasionally sells guns (e.g., someone who sells an old rifle to a friend at work) is not required to comply with BATF's paperwork and tax requirements. But any person who sells a gun in violation of any federal law (such as by transferring a gun to a convicted felon) can be prosecuted by BATF." When I read this I was shocked. Does this mean that if someone sells a gun at a gunshow to someone who has a criminal record they can go to jail? That doesn't make sense to me. Sellers at gunshows aren't required to do a background check, so how could they go to jail if they sold to a person with a criminal record?
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:32:08 PM EDT
Does this mean that if someone sells a gun at a gunshow to someone who has a criminal record they can go to jail?
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Yes, in most states if you sell to a felon then YOU can be prosecuted. In some states you cannot sell to another private individual at all, a FFL must do the transfer. Keep in mind that "can be" prosecuted is not the same as "will be".
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