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Old 07-02-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default What are the rules behind FTF sales/trades?

I was wondering what the laws behind FTF entail? I was selling an item and I was emailed and made a reasonable offer with a FTF sale instead of shipping to an FTF. I turned it down because I am not familiar with the FTF laws and I don't want to be held responsible for someone getting ahold of a weapon with my name behind the serial #. If anyone has any legitimate information or information source it would be appreciated.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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State laws vary. I'd contact your local Sheriff's dept.
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:14 AM   #3
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You need to check your local laws. In Ohio nothing is required for Two people to make a FTF transaction.
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Ahhhh- what do they call those adult diapers???? Oh yeah- DEPENDS.

Depends on your STATE laws- and I don't know what state you are in.

FEDERAL law permits a face to face sale between 2 unlicensed residents of the same state ONLY. Unlicensed means does not hold a FFL. So if you lived in, say, Virginia, you could sell a rifle, shotgun, or pistol to another resident of VA- so long as you did not have cause to believe they were prohibited from owning a gun. But the guy that wants to drive down from Maryland? Nope. You CAN transfer it to a dealer, who could then transfer it to him, or to a FFL in his home state.
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