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Posted: 10/4/2001 6:28:30 PM EDT
There was an ad on the for sale board a while back asking to trade a pre-ban AR for a Beretta. I will cross post this to the Ad board. This is the e-mail I just got from the individual: "greetings, sorry i took so long to return the emails, but i havent had easy access to a computer lately. yes this offer is for real, but there is a catch. [b]i want this transaction to be under the counter..[/b] the ar is in fully functional condition with some marks from use. i am not the origional owner so i cant tell you how many rounds through this h-bar rifle, but the bore appears in excellent condition. i have replaced the origional fore control group with a dpms set because the rifle was doubbleing up, the problem was fixed. i would like a 92 - f with 2+ hi caps, would like ambi safety and slide release. i have had many offers, and will concider each in turn. no, it is not illegal to send pre ban high caps to p.r.n.y. this pistol would be sealed up in a vapor proof case and hidden away from prying eyes for a rainy day (hopefully never to be used) Bold Mine I don't know if this individual is ignorant of the law, was looking for an in-state (I am not sure on NY laws) transaction, or is an ATF Sting. Be warned. AFARR
Link Posted: 10/4/2001 6:39:10 PM EDT
Thanks for the warning. He's either fishing or reeaaaal stupid for offering this in print to people, and on the first reply.
Link Posted: 10/4/2001 7:02:59 PM EDT
Probably from anti-gun zealot Sen Dick Durban
Link Posted: 10/4/2001 7:07:23 PM EDT
See my reply at the Guns For Sale forum!
Link Posted: 10/4/2001 7:11:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2001 7:14:38 PM EDT
I would second that. No use giving the anti-gunners more crap to use against us. Besides that, if they get away with this then they will come along and ban internet trading and selling sites, or tax them heavily or whatever. Turn it over. Ben
Link Posted: 10/4/2001 7:15:31 PM EDT
In today's LEGAL world everyone except the guilty are liable. Ben
Link Posted: 10/4/2001 7:52:58 PM EDT
Seems like a ting to me. Or maybe just some kid trying to trade his dads AR or something.
Link Posted: 10/4/2001 7:54:18 PM EDT
Yeah, I would be thinking red flags too. Some states allow for transactions of firearms without paperwork, other states have their own laws. And interstate you'd need to go through an FFL. To be legal that is. To be illegal, then you're pretty much on your own and even small LEO departments have an officer who works on the internet/technical crimes division.
Link Posted: 10/4/2001 8:03:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AFARR: [b]i want this transaction to be under the counter..[/b] AFARR
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Just that line should spook you.
Link Posted: 10/4/2001 11:02:58 PM EDT
Here's another thought/hypo; he doesn't even have an AR to trade. Maybe some underage school kid trying to get a gun, maybe just a con artist. You send your gun to him and then never receive anything. Whatcha going to do? Complain to the police/feds that he screwed you on an illegal transaction and get charged yourself? Don't walk away from this deal...run.
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