Quick synopsis for buying and selling firearms in TX?

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  1. Tex S

    Tex S New Member

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    Is there anywhere I can find a quick sysnopsis for buying and selling firearms in Texas? I have used alot of Googlefu, and still have not seen anything that "says it all".

    Can ya'll point me in the right direction?
     


  2. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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  3. jordanmills

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    You may sell a gun in a face to face transaction to anyone you believe is eligible to own that gun, as I understand it.
     
  4. thorkyl

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    No wife/husband beaters
    No Felons
    No Gang Members
    No Drug Addicts
    No Protective Order

    If you can pass the background check on the 4413 your good in Texas

    Long Gun - 18 face to face - 18 from dealer (some dealers policy is 21 for all guns)
    Handgun - 18 Face to Face - 21 from dealer
    Receiver - 18 Face to Face - 21 from dealer since it can be both a handgun and long gun

    Yes you can buy long guns out of state and bring them back as long as other state allows the sale.

    Yes you can order handguns and long guns on-line as long as the transfer goes through a local FFL

    If you have any suspicion the buyer is not eligible to purchase you must not sell to them.

    Did I miss anything?
     
  5. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    You can also purchase handguns out of state, but must have it shipped to your resident state via an FFL (no cash & carry).

    You should have no reason to suspect the buyer is not a resident of Texas.
     
  6. thorkyl

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    With all of the people coming in from commiefornia and other broke states, if they have not changed the license plate on the car, I would not sell to them, for that matter I would not buy from them.
     
  7. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    responses embedded
     
  8. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Legally the standard is "knowingly". You cannot knowingly sell to a resident of another state.

    Knowingly is a culpable mental state, and is defined. It is a higher standard than "reckless" or "with criminal negligence".

    If the guy has out of states plates, but tells you he is a Texas resident, then it might be reckless to sell to him, but not knowingly.
     
  9. Eli

    Eli Well-Known

    Most of that is federal, not state.

    Eli
     
  10. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    And????????

    From the ATF FAQ;

     

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