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Old 07-19-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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How could I go about making sure that private sells of my guns are made legally and how could I go about making sure they are a state citizen and not a felon.

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How could I go about making sure that private sells of my guns are made legally and how could I go about making sure they are a state citizen and not a felon.
You can ask for their driver's license. Whether they are a felon or not...all you can do is ask and rely on their answer. Have a bill of sale and incorporate both info/certification in it.
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Should I write up a document stating the fact they are a citizen and not a felon with my bill of sale just to be safe>

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How could I go about making sure that private sells of my guns are made legally and how could I go about making sure they are a state citizen and not a felon.

1. You could go through a ffl dealer and all that would be taken care of for you for about $20 or so.

2. You could require a concealed carry permit to purchase. Then you will know they aren't a felon. Plus you could get a copy.

3. Fill out a bill of sale, get a copy of their drivers license, etc..

BUT, you're in Texas! You could sell them in the paper to anyone of legal age.
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The responsibility is yours when you sell from your private collection. Personally, I only sell to people I know from my gun club, neighbors, friends and folks I've known for more than the thirty seconds it takes for them to introduce themselves.

You could always see if they had a CCL...

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Echoing what others have said, best bet is a CCW or an FFL transfer. Only way to REALLY make sure. Although CCW's can be forged.....so FFL is the 100% way to cover your own butt. If it comes back that they forged the documents at the FFL, its on them, not you.

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So I can write up a bill of sale for myself and then have my pawn shop transfer the gun to them and Im good to go> I don't mind them having to pay 20 bucks to make sure they can pass the background.

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So I can write up a bill of sale for myself and then have my pawn shop transfer the gun to them and Im good to go> I don't mind them having to pay 20 bucks to make sure they can pass the background.
You don't have to write the bill of sale, the dealer will do the transfer for a fee of $20 or so, depending.

He will have to fill out a form and pass the NCIC check. The firearm is now transferred from you to him.
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Well I want to bill of sale for my document purposes.

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Should I write up a document stating the fact they are a citizen and not a felon with my bill of sale just to be safe>
If it will make you feel better why not. I like knowing who bought the gun in case of a problem later so I will check/ask for an ID at the very least.

BTW, the only gun I sold is to my brother-in-law so my experience is very limited

If interested, PM me your email address and I will send you a copy of a firearm Bill of sale (tonight).
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