Here in CA it is required to do a transfer through an FFL for all transactions. My dad recently died and left a pistol that he bought for him and mom back in 1983. I checked it all out and in order for mom to keep it she needs to get a Handgun Safety Card- $20- and fill out and send in a form to the state. Occasionally I will have a reason to want to see if a gun is "clean", and I have an LEO buddy who will do that for me over the phone, but if it comes up stolen then I have to surrender it to him- which I would have no problem doing anyhow.
For private party transfers I go in to the gun store and do it there with the purchaser having to wait 10 days as required. It costs $35 normally, buyer pays (this is customary here in CA). The PITA at gun shows is when you buy from a dealer out of the area. I picked one up from a place in San Diego, had to do a transfer to a local dealer and the paperwork through them. Wait 10 days and go to pick it up locally. Serious PITA and additional cost make that a rare occasion for me.
I don't see it as unreasonable for there to be a means to do BCs at gun shows, or at gun stores, for a low cost. An FFL could set up a booth there at the show where BCs can be done for private transfers. But at the same time I think it should be allowed for me to sell to my buddy whom I know for a fact not to be a felon without a BC.
Originally Posted by GunLover1969
As for my avatar. I changed it so as not to ruffle any feathers, but I'm surprised that us staunch supporters of the second amendment, wouldn't also respect the first amendment. New thread coming regarding the gun store in Arizona that ran an ad stating that if you voted for Obama, your business wasn't welcome there...
Just chimed in here for the first time after reading through the thread and saw that nobody had replied to this comment (although the comment is stale at this point).
Dude, you are on a forum where freaking ALL
of us support all of the Amendments, including the First Amendment. Have you read it yourself? It says that the government shall "make no law... abridging the freedom of speech..."
Last time I checked nobody here is making any laws on anything.
Having Che Guevera as your avatar was your choice. The mods can tell you to take it down if they like. It is a private forum and the content shown here (including your avatar) is at the full discretion of the site owner. Members here commented that your avatar was offensive, Guevera was a despicable person (and he was) etc., etc., etc.. That is our right to do so. You chose to take down your own avatar based on the negative response it was receiving. Good move.
So don't be a crybaby in somebody else's playground.
Now, nice avatar you have chosen.