Honestly, if she didn't sell any of those guns to restricted persons, then I don't really see the problem, at least from a moral standpoint.
Originally Posted by Vincine
And this is why the firearms purchase limits are being advocated. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/08/16895120-virginia-woman-admits-buying-31-handguns-in-two-weeks?lite
A Manassas woman pleaded guilty to violating federal firearms laws after buying 31 handguns over a two-week span at three Virginia gun shows.
Kimberly Dinkins, 41, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Alexandria to dealing firearms without a license. She faces up to five years in prison.
Court records show that Dinkins resold all of the guns for a profit.
Does anybody think these handguns are being bought by productive members of society?
The ATF has more blood on their hands with illegal sales than she does. It's not stated, but I suspect that if her sales were to restricted people, her hot water would be that much deeper.
She legally purchased products, which she then resold for a profit. Normally this sort of thing wouldn't result in prison time.
Is purchasing 31 handguns illegal? Not that I'm aware of in many locations.
Is selling 31 handguns illegal? Apparently, only if you direct significant energy to it. (Legal definition of "significant energy?") The crime here isn't that she sold 31 handguns. No, it's that she failed to obtain a license to do so from the same group of folks who thought Fast & Furious was a great idea.
I will admit that her judgement was crappy. But was what she did really THAT horrible? How many people on this forum have done more than a couple FTF sales in a month. How much "energy" did you direct to those sales. How many FTF sales does one get before they are in violation of the law? Who decides what that limit is?
If you were to try to explain the nature of this violation to someone from another planet, the question would immediately arise is: Why would someone need govt permission to sell their legal possessions?
Sorry, but I'm a bit contrarian sometimes.