Originally Posted by bkrell
Back in 1998, I had a friend who was a cop show off the .25 Taurus he had bought his girlfriend. I enviously expressed my wish to buy a handgun. The Brady 5 day check was still in force at the time so I had never bothered to go thru the process. Well, my friend, the cop, told me we'd just go to the same store and get the gun with his Brady check. Not knowing any better, I agreed. Well, the store obliged even though I wrote them the check myself. My friend just told me to tell anyone that asked that I had bought it from him in a private sale. I had no idea this was a "straw purchase" and it was illegal. I just thought we were "cutting red tape." So, my question is this. Do I need to DO anything? I mean, if I ever have to use this gun in self defense, I don't want to be put away for violating a gun law! What should I do? I live in Louisiana, BTW, if that has any bearing.....
Sheesh, if I bought a measly .25 for a girlfriend, I'd be trying my hardest to HIDE the fact from my shooting buddies. It's not even close to being an adequate round for self-defense.
If you ever buy a gun for YOUR girlfriend, promise us you'll get her at least a 9mm or .38 Special.
Also, did it ever don on you to pay cash? Writing personal checks isn't a good way to cover your tracks. Nor is discussing the matter on a public internet forum.