Mr. Pfleuger: I understand where you would request a receipt of sorts. My post was more in reference to those that say the BOS is to "protect them" from consequences in the future. I've been asked to fill out a form that included my driver's license number and my full address. This man was a complete stranger to me. I find this dangerous and offensive on some level.
Now if I was purchasing something particularly expensive I would make it a point to get to know the other party a little bit. I'm not talking best man at his wedding familiarity but maybe some range time with said weapon to get a feel for how trustworthy the individual, and the firearm, may be.