buy and sell gun privately

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by MajorMoeDown47, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. MajorMoeDown47

    MajorMoeDown47 New Member

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    i ran into money problems and step brother wanted to buy one of my guns a rifle to exact hes 20 years old he has no criminal background whats so ever he a law abiding citizen with no criminal intentions whats so ever we live in texas i sold him my rifle is the any registering for firearms in texas could we get in trouble for this transaction? need to know thank you!
     
  2. sniper762

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  3. MajorMoeDown47

    MajorMoeDown47 New Member

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    so we are in the clear?
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Absolutely :)
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    some states have laws regarding private party sales of firearms. some only have laws pertaining to certain types of firearms. in Texas, you can do a private sale of any legal firearm. (no SBS, SBR, FA or suppressors)

    as long as you have reasonable thinking the person is legal to buy a firearm, you're in good shape. EG: if your BIL spent time in prison on drug charges, then they would believe that you woulld have known this and then selling him a firearm wuld land both of you in trouble. but a complete stranger, you have no way of doing a background check. in the past i have done some private part sales, but went through an FFL. if the person balked at that, then i figure they have something to hide and i don't want to eal with them anyways.
     
  6. MajorMoeDown47

    MajorMoeDown47 New Member

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    well i rather sell my rifle to my.step brother because i grew up with the man than sell to a complete stranger if he didnt buy it i would have taken it to a pawn shop i rather get ripped off at a pawn shop then get my rights taken away. buts its my brother so we're cool thanks guys!
     
  7. therewolf

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    I only sell to other CCW holders.

    I have a right to choose what I

    do, and for firearms purposes, this is

    a bill of clean health.

    I thought about this long and hard. How

    would I feel, if I sold a gun to somebody

    who used it irresponsibly? As a reasonable gun

    owner, you have to have some set of standards.
     
  8. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Here in Florida I was going to buy a S&W 357 used from someone I did not know. He asked for proof I was a Florida resident, I showed him my CCW and my license, and also said I was legal to buy the gun. He told me he wanted a copy of each before we completed the transaction. I told him there was no way in hades I was letting anyone copy either of those two cards. The deal ended there.

    In Florida I was compliant with the existing law for private transfer of a handgun. He told me he wanted to make sure if they changed the law he could prove he sold it to someone. I told him if they change the law, and make it retroactive they will have to build more prisons for those that broke a law that was not a law when the transaction took place. .

    He stood firm on his position as did I. I left without the gun. He left without the cash.
     
  9. Drkuhar

    Drkuhar New Member

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    That guy might have been from il. We have to exchange foid card information and keep it on record for 10 years for a private sale and the state police recommend a copy of the drivers license also.
     
  10. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Yeah, like hell I'd let someone walk with copies of my info like that.

    OP, maybe you should ask those questions BEFORE you do something, if you're concerned......
     
  11. vincent

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    Private sales are perfectly legal in the 'free states'...although there may be some minor hoops to jump through...paper permits, bill of sale, ID, etc. I don't know Texas' laws regarding that so you'd be well advised to go to the Texas DOJ website and do some research, even if only for future transactions since it sounds like you've already made the transaction...


    If you know your buyer personally, and trust them, go ahead and do the deal...

    If you have even the slightest concern, transfer it through an FFL dealer, or don't do the deal...that's the best way to CYA...

    I am not a lawyer...:cool:
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the OP did say the buyer was his step brother, so IMO, i don't think there would be any problems.

    in the state of Texas, i am not aware of having to do any type of paperwork or being required to keep or get any information to do a private sale or trade.
     
  13. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    For me, there is about 0 (ZERO) people I would privately transfer a gun to. It's not that I know bad people, or mistrust everybody, CYA is it. Now if someone else wasn't so concerned as I am about CYA, and wanted to sell me one, that might be a different story.
     
  14. DrumJunkie

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    So, you would buy a gun from a private sale but not sell to the same person?
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    there are a few people i would sell privately to, but very few, if i were inclined to sell. first of all, those few people i know are legal to purchase firearms, second, i would only sell to a complete stranger through an FFL. i have had a few transactions fall through because i wanted to do the transfer through an FFL. to me that was a huge red flag. they may have been perfectly legal to buy a gun, and just wanted one under the radar so to speak, but it just didn't feel right.
     
  16. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    DrumJunkie, I did use the word "might". I could think of some instances where I might not buy one, either....
     
  17. gunnut07

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    There is exactly 5 people I would sell a gun to that are not direct blood related. Other than that you are either going to give me your name and address from your DL or no deal. I am a 100% supporter of CYA.
     
  18. MajorMoeDown47

    MajorMoeDown47 New Member

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    me its either my brother that i know and grew up with or a pawn shop. thats it!