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Old February 12, 2013, 03:07 AM   #20
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by Justice06RR
...Now if you as an individual have a regular day job, and you only engage in the firearms business on the side once every month or less, then it is NOT your primary means of livelihood and only a supplement to your income....
What makes you think that? What makes you think dealing in guns needs to be your primary source of income to require a license? Can you cite a court decision that says so? Are you a lawyer?

See the court decisions I cited in post 9. Not one of those courts in considering what constituted "engaged in the business" considered whether dealing in guns was the defendant's primary source of income. In fact, the Sixth Circuit specifically noted in United States v. Gray (6th Cir., 2012, No. 11-1305, slip opinion), at 8:
...However, "a defendant need not deal in firearms as his primary business for conviction." United States v. Manthey, 92 F. App'x 291, 297 (6th Cir. 2004)....
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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