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Old February 15, 2013, 12:53 AM   #25
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by Newton24b
...if your someone who buys 3 guns a month, then waits till the next month to sell htem off, thats a business.
Not necessarily.

See the cases I cited in post 9. Federal courts of appeal are explicitly telling us the factors that are to be considered in deciding if someone is "engaged in the business" of dealing in firearms. We need to listen to what the courts are telling us and not substitute our own judgment or interpretation.

We read the cases because in future cases other courts will make their decisions based on what prior courts have said. It is critical to understand what courts have done in past cases in order to be able to reasonably anticipate what courts are likely to do in future cases.
"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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