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Old 12-07-2012, 04:06 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by John_Deer View Post
You can do as you please. But you might have to prove yourself innocent for reselling a gun a couple days after you bought it. All it takes is one over-zealous officer to find out about the sale and you will have your hands full. Federal agents can hold you without charging you with anything for as long as they please. I would do my best to avoid any attention from the ATF.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:41 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by unioncreek View Post
You can gift it and it works like this. This is the way it worked for me gifting a hand gun to my 18 year old son. My brother in law is a sheriffs deputy and he said this is legal at least in MT. I buy the hand fun they run a background check on me and since its going to my son they run the check on him also. That's the only legal way for it not to be a straw purchase. He was even able to get a conceal carry permit.

I wish I could get my permit, but I'm not 21 yet
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Read the ATF website. If the recipient is legal to own a firearm, and the purchaser intends to truly gift it, it's legal.

Many big box stores will wrongly call that transaction a strawman purchase. The key here is GIFT.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:10 AM   #24
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This is from the BATF website about straw purchase. It is setup as a scenario.
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Interesting little fact to keep this thread going.

There is no such thing as a "straw purchase" in legal terms. It's a combination of laws broken that equate to a "straw purchase" but it's really a made up term.
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In my state, the person who is buying the firearm is the one who it will be registered to. You cannot buy a firearm for someone else, for they must sign the form and be approved before the firearm can leave the store. If you live out of state, you can buy long guns all day long and ship it to your closest FFL dealer, but you cannot purchase a handgun. Don't understand the logic but it is what it is. To be on the safe side I would check the laws of your state to make sure before you act. it could save a lot of time, hassle, and embarassment.
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