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Discussion in 'National Laws, Bills and Politics' started by Cybodog, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. Cybodog

    Cybodog New Member

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    I received an email flier today for a well known retailer of firearms, buy one get one free! So, with out owning a FFL (infringement? I think so!) could you LEGALLY take advantage of that sale, buy one weapon, get another weapon "free" and then turn around and sell both weapons for "the market" rate, thus earning a profit?
     
  2. a_springfield

    a_springfield Well-Known Member

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    No, you can not legally buy a gun with the sole intention of reselling said gun.
     
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  3. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    As a strict legal technicality, the way the federal law and ATF published regulations read, any amount of buying guns to resell them, unused by you, for a profit is engaging in the business. FFL is required. Even for a one-time-only transaction.

    As a practical matter, I don't think ATF or the U.S. Attorney's Office would care about one or two such "flipping" transactions per year, for really special deals that you happen to see available.

    Unless, of course, the person you sold the like-new gun to quickly used it in a crime, and the media wanted to dance in the blood of the victim(s) while calling for a crackdown on private gun sales, unlicensed persons selling guns just for profit, etc.
     
  4. Wegahe

    Wegahe NRA Instructor

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    If you bought the guns you should keep them. Of just give me the free one and call it a day!
     
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  5. Taurus92

    Taurus92 Well-Known Member

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    Like they would stoop so low.. [/sarc]