Originally Posted by JonM
i dont understand the big deal. they ALREADY know what guns you buy when you fill out the federal transfer papers. to get a list all they gotta do is say "ok all ffl turn in your forms" they also prolly aready record who has what when the call goes out for a go/nogo background check.
im not defending it i just dont understand why people are getting worked up over something they already record.
Jon, as an FFL I gotta tell ya, paranoia isn't gonna be your best tool on this.
First off, all the gov't knows when you buy a gun is whether it is a handgun, long gun or other (frame/receiver,pistol gripped shotgun) now, after I write in the actual gun you bought, and remove it from my A&D Book that form gets put into a book of it's own, and stacked on a pile of books full of forms.
The Dept. of Justice can call after they find a particular gun (normally at a crime scene) and have me look up when did I sell the gun & to whom. Every once in awhile the ATF beancounters will come around to make sure I have been carefully keeping records & that my inventory is correct. They have taken some of these records out of the store in the past, but it is fairly rare for them to suggest it. Even so, when the po-po comes around to your door, asking for a particular gun that you lost at a crime scene, you can always just say "I sold that last week." I don't know about where you live, but in Arizona private sale does not require either the buyer, or the seller to keep records. This is why I hafta tell people every week that :There is No gun registration in Arizona- Yet... No thanks to that bag of puss McCain
Now, if you go buy somewhere that they use the computer to do the form (like Wal-Mart) I don't know, maybe the feds can see just what you bought...