Question About Multiple Gun Purchases

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by WillWork4Ammo, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. WillWork4Ammo

    WillWork4Ammo New Member

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    A local gun store here had a huge blow out sale last spring.They had a Beretta Nano very slightly used that came with the case,a 8 rd and 6rd magazine for $329,a Kel-Tec PF9 used ,blued slide with 3 7 rd magazines for $213 and I wanted to buy them both but heard that multiple purchases from the same FFL requires a different form to fill out or something like.Not really liking the sound of that,I just went ahead and bought the Nano and while waiting on my background check to be finished,saw the PF9 get swept up right away.
    I could have put the PF9 on lawaway,but the price was only for that day,cash out the door.
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    IIRC, you can buy up to three different guns on one background check of the 4473 Form you fill out. i have bought multiple guns on one form before.
     

  3. Cheever

    Cheever New Member

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    When you purchase multiple firearms (it may just be multiple handguns, I can't recall exactly) the FFL holder has to fax in a form to the ATF letting them know of the multiple firearm purchase. It is something done behind the scenes and they are not required to notify you of this activity.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i think that pertains to handguns and if you purchase more than five within a 7 day period, they have another form that has to be filled out and sent to the BATF.
     
  5. Cheever

    Cheever New Member

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  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    In our area, two or more handguns purchased within 5 days. Some states have the requirement on rifles.

    The break down on sending is 1 (original) is faxed or mailed to BATF, 1 copy is provided to the local law enforcement agency, and 1 copy is kept with the 4473.

    You can list up to 5 firearms on the 4473, but if two are handguns the form is completed.

    If you purchase (in my state) 4 rifles and 1 handgun, no additional forms are required.
     
  8. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have purchased multiple guns several times. Never more than 2 at once though. I have an addiction. I go in to buy a gift for my wife or my son and I can't seem to leave without buying myself something too.

    Seriously though...I am an amateur collector. My safe is busting at the seams. But no one has come knocking down my door. I am a law a biding citizen.
     
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If you were going to put the second gun on layaway you weren't making multiple purchases anyway.
    Confused...
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    exactly. you don't even fill out the 4473 Form until you actually take possession of the gun anyways and they do the background check.

    i have bought one firearm and put another on layaway before, and only filledout the 4473 form on the one i actually purchsed that day, the other one i filled out when i paid it off and took it home.
     
  11. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    About a year ago I bought 3 guns from 3 dealers on the same day. 3 seperate 4473 forms and 3 calls to NICS. Ever since then I have been delayed when I buy another firearm. Doesn't really bother me as I'm in IL and we have the 1/3 day waiting period. Unless I got to my one LGS and then I leave with the gun.
     
  12. WillWork4Ammo

    WillWork4Ammo New Member

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    I didn't put the second gun on layaway because the discount price was cash only on that day.I just simply decided to let it go.Besides,somebody else already snagged it up and bought it.No biggie I've been happy with the Nano.
     
  13. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    I have never bought more than one gun at a time, as I'm lucky to have enough money to pay for one. But I've read somewhere that if you buy multiple guns at one time, you get a visit from the BATFE a few weeks later, to make sure you still have them. To make sure you didn't do a straw purchase, and that you didn't sell them.
     
  14. Mack Bolan

    Mack Bolan New Member

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    you are not alone my friend. I suffer from the same syndrome.:(:D
     
  15. awahlster

    awahlster New Member

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    I have never heard this before. Good luck on them finding me home. I work for a living and can be gone anywhere from 9 hours to 16 hours a day.
     
  16. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    An FFL fills out a multiple purchase form only when you buy 2 or more handguns in a 5 day period. The exception is in the states bordering Mexico. In those border states the same applies in addition to 2 or more semi-auto rifles in a 5 day period.

    I've never heard of the ATF visiting anyone who makes multiple purchases. They would need probable cause and a search warrant to do this anyways.