As others have stated having an FFL act as transferring agent gets a NICS background check. This will identify any felons or non-citizens. Even if the NICS screws up it is not your problem. Also the FFLs bound volume and the 4473 will support the transfer of the firearm so that any BATF trace doesn't lead to your door.
"The whole of the Bill (of Rights) is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals.... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." (Albert Gallatin of the New York Historical Society, October 7, 1789)
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." - George Washington