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Old June 24, 2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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form 4473

When did this form first come into existence? I'm sure my grandfather or father never would have had to fill out one of these things.
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Old June 24, 2011, 02:36 PM   #2
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Not sure of the year (possibly 1968) but I can never remember NOT having to fill one out.
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Old June 24, 2011, 02:50 PM   #3
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I believe it was done as part of the gun control act of 1968.

I know it was in existence prior to the NICS because the brady's used the phrase "lie then buy" to help in getting the brady bill passed.
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