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Old 03-01-2011, 01:13 AM   #1
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Selling my shotgun on texasguntrader.com. Have a guy wanting to meet tomorrow, but im a little skeptical. Where should we meet to ensure im safe and obeying the law.

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Suggest the parking lot of the local police station and see how that flies.

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Suggest the parking lot of the local police station and see how that flies.
we are meeting at a popular gun range.
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In Florida private individuals are legally able to buy/sell or trade firearms among themselves without problems as long as the two people are both Florida residents and neither is a prohibited person.

I did a trade a year or so ago just like you say. I found a guy on the local gun trade board that wanted to trade a pistol I had for a 12 ga. shotgun he had. We met at the parking lot of the local Super Walmart mid-day and did the deal. No problems. I will say that we filled out a simple Bill of Sale with the name, driver license number and description of each firearm with serial numbers for each person just for good business.

I'm guessing Texas probably has similar firearms laws.

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In Florida private individuals are legally able to buy/sell or trade firearms among themselves without problems as long as the two people are both Florida residents and neither is prohibited person.

I did a trade a year or so ago just like you say. I found a guy on the local gun trade board that wanted to trade a pistol I had for a 12 ga. shotgun he had. We met at the parking lot of the local Super Walmart mid-day and did the deal. No problems. I will say that we filled out a simple Bill of Sale with the name, driver license number and description of each firearm with serial numbers for each person just for good business.

I'm guessing Texas probably has similar firearms laws.
Texas laws are the same. Thanks for the help.
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You can ask for the buyer's Driver's License, copy down the information and take the cash. Perfectly legal to make Face To Face transactions in Texas. If something comes up later, you will have the information available.

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