Private Handgun Purchase Bill Of Sale

Discussion in 'Gun Legislation' started by Clint1994, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Clint1994

    Clint1994 New Member

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    Hello!

    Have a question in regards to selling a handgun face to face.
    Done some research with threads below.

    https://www.texasguntalk.com/thread...face-to-face-transfer-and-other-options.7685/
    https://www.texasguntalk.com/threads/bill-of-sale.47447/

    My question is if everyone actually does require a Bill of Sale for a private face to face handgun purchase. I only mention as every texasguntrader or armslist post has it.

    I have my CHL & never had any charges/arrests other than speeding tickets.
    Just makes me uncomfortable that a stranger will have my personal information down to name, address, DL number. Could probably even have identity theft with all that.
    They would obviously know where to get more guns as well.

    Upon reading through previous thread responses it seems that the Only Law in Texas is
    Texas Penal Code 46.06
    -Don't knowingly sell to a felon
    -Don't knowingly sell to someone under 18
    -Don't knowingly sell to someone that is going to commit a crime with the gun (knowingly)
    -Don't knowingly sell to someone that's intoxicated

    Any Thoughts?

    Thanks
     


  2. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Active Member

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    Yes, just say no. I don't do it when I sell a gun and I won't fill one out.
     
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  3. Davetex

    Davetex TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    There is no reason to use a BOS.
     
  4. diesel1959

    diesel1959 por vida Lifetime Member

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    The temperment runs about 10:1 AGAINST filling out or using a bill of sale, in my experience. I don't and won't use one for personal face-to-face transaction. Period.
     
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  5. Renegade

    Renegade SuperOwner

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    Would you give your personal to a complete stranger running a cash register at a fast food shop? No? Why would you then just because you bought a gun instead instead of a burger? In today's world, you would have to be a complete idiot to give your personal information to a complete stranger.

    There are many better options than giving up personal info.
     
  6. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Many sellers want to CYA hence the B.o.S.
    I refuse to give personal info to a stranger so if they insist then the deal doesn't happen.
    Had it happen a couple of times.
     
  7. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Not That Guy TGT Supporter

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    I've had it happen once.
     
  8. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    If someone is really that insistent on a BoS they can instead meet at an FFL and pay the transfer fee, regardless of if I am buying or selling.

    I won't play the BoS game.
     
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  9. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    I don't require them or go after a deal that requires them.

    They are worthless.
     
  10. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    No need for it here in Texas, if someone is that paranoid about selling they should go through an FFL in the first place.
     


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