Should ALL firearms sales in the US require a background check? - RC Groups
View Poll Results: Should ALL firearms sales (transfers) in the US require a background check?
Yes, all firearms transfers should require a background check 28 62.22%
No. Private sales should be allowed to occur freely. 17 37.78%
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Dec 24, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Should ALL firearms sales in the US require a background check?


Since the original thread about "sensible gun laws" has become a battleground of personalities, how about a simple poll?
Dec 24, 2012, 05:29 PM
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As an avid firearms owner I think this is a reasonable requirement. It also provides a measure of safety and peace of mind for both the buyer and the seller.
Dec 24, 2012, 05:30 PM
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By now everyone knows I am pro gun but I will break ranks and agree every firearm transfer should be done at a FFL. I don't have a problem with it since I have done so several times to protect myself.
Dec 24, 2012, 05:36 PM
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I have no problem with that. We have that anyway along with other requirements.
I would like to see things consistent from state to state instead of each one for themselves. Like I had posted in another thread, the process here takes about a half hour to complete with the forms, electronic fingerprinting, and background check. You spend more time talking and looking at everything anyway while you're in the shop. Pour yourself a coffee and have good conversation while you're there.

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Dec 24, 2012, 05:43 PM
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We don't need any more unenforceable laws... we need to enforce the ones in place vigorously. However, the full background check should be mandatory for ANY gun sale. That being said, it will be as always. The criminally inclined will not follow the laws and ill gotten guns will continue to plague us... as will those progressives that mistakenly think they can legislate the criminal mind.
Dec 24, 2012, 05:47 PM
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That ^^
Dec 24, 2012, 05:48 PM
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I would, but like shreder said, its not going to do anything good.
Dec 24, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Most of the gun's that we come across are hot.
Dec 24, 2012, 06:02 PM
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But it will do SOME good, that's the point. There are folks out there who are completely clueless, selling firearms to whomever. They don't even bother to check IDs or get a signed bill of sale. You cannot convince me that this is a good thing.
Dec 24, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Park_Flyer
But it will do SOME good, that's the point. There are folks out there who are completely clueless, selling firearms to whomever. They don't even bother to check IDs or get a signed bill of sale. You cannot convince me that this is a good thing.
Ok, it's a good thing, Oh its going to cost ya !
Dec 24, 2012, 06:40 PM
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I sold a gun to a local guy and we met at a local FFL gun shop to make the sale. He had a NICS , I had proof that I no longer owned the gun and we split the $30 dollar FFL charge. Small price to pay for personal protection IMO
Dec 24, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Yep, all gun sales should require a BC.
Dec 24, 2012, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ambientech
I sold a gun to a local guy and we met at a local FFL gun shop to make the sale. He had a NICS , I had proof that I no longer owned the gun and we split the $30 dollar FFL charge. Small price to pay for personal protection IMO
Exactly, but the larger effect is that it will help weed out the criminal element.

My LGS charges $20 for such a transaction. He's a good guy, bought him a bottle of Blanton's for Christmas
Dec 24, 2012, 09:59 PM
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I too am willing to break ranks and allow requiring a background check for every purchase... with a few caveats.

1. NO further gun legislation can occur that would further restrict someone who can pass the check on what types of guns, amo , or clips/mags they can buy.

2. ALL FFL sellers capable of submitting the check are to do so FREE OF CHARGE to any pair of people who walk in the door and wish to transfer a firearm. It should be a cost of doing business sort of thing. I would support making local libraries capable of doing the check and issuing paperwork, all mind you in the absence of a firearm. the physical transaction can take place anywhere after the fact.

3. It shall not be made illegal to posses a weapon that is not registered to you if it is NOT reported stolen. ( there are too many guns out there that are not in the registered owners hands and I do not support a registration scheme.)
Dec 24, 2012, 10:42 PM
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LOL @ Austin, he thinks compromise is a two way street!


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