This is a discussion on Just A Warning within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The last two shows that I've been to the agent(at least the one I saw) has been female and quite attractive. I guess they figure ...
The last two shows that I've been to the agent(at least the one I saw) has been female and quite attractive. I guess they figure someone will make a bad decision with their wrong brain.
The good news is that its an easy question to answer-Do I want to break the law, go to jail, lose my right to carry a firearm(I'm guessing), and give law abiding gun carriers and owners everywhere a black eye? Answer like I did"I'm sorry Miss, I can help you look at them and give you my opnion of them, but what you're asking me to do is illegal."
I've only been to a few gun shows, and every time I was asked to buy things for people. And both times after I had bought a gun and was walking around I was asked if I wanted to sell my gun.
So, here's my question...If I legitimately buy a gun, and somebody wants to buy it from me an hour later or two hour later, or whatever, could I run into the same problem?
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I've bought and sold in private transactions a lot at shows, you just have to cautious how you do business to be sure everything is kept legal.
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The shows I have been to locally normally have a half dozen or so scummy looking individuals (outside the entrance) hitting you up going in and coming out.
I wonder what the reaction would be as I dial 911 on my cell phone to report illegal activity at the gun show?
IMHO this would be a grey area where intent would have to be proven ( what was your intent when you purchased the firearm ) . Also IMHO i really believe that you would have issues convincing a jury that your intent was to add a firearm to your collection , or keep the firearm for personal use if you sold it an hour later, most especially if you had had conversations prior to the sale with the person you sold it to .IANAL (or BATFE), but I would say no. You made a purchase with every intention of owning the firearm, then later someone makes you an offer you cannot refuse, and you make a sale. That does not seem to fit the definition of straw purchase, IMO.
Now i dont think even the most motivated BATFE agent would attempt to charge either party should they witness you buy a gun and then an hour later witness you sell same gun to another private non prohibited person . However if you happened to sell to an atf UC , CI ( Under Cover , or Confidential Informant ) , as well as run across any other LE investigation ( Cali's team that goes to gunshows in NV ect.. comes to mind ) You could well find yourself in court .
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Sting operation, Maybe
Just my 2 cents
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