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Old December 12, 2012, 02:38 AM   #1
HisDudeness
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Bill Of Sale For Private Sales/Trades?

Alright, this is something that has been nagging at me for quite a while and I thought I would get some input from you all. How does everyone feel about filling out a bill of sale when conducting private gun sales or trades? From what I gather our obligation when selling or trading firearms privately is to make sure that the other party is:

- Of age
- A resident of the same state
- Not a "known" felon or prohibited possessor

Now the first two are pretty easily solved with a state issued photo id. Number three can be tricky. I usually let a simple question and answer settle this. Now if Bernie Madoff showed up in the wally world parking lot that would be a different story.

What bothers me to no end is when I show up and the other party is pretending to be an amateur FFL of sorts with paperwork to be filled out. I've had someone go so far as to ask me to fill in my full address...

If a bill of sale is not required, why do some feel it necessary to fill out?

edit: I've added a poll for those of you who are into that kind of thing...
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