Selling a gun FTF?

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  1. Bexar county TX

    Bexar county TX New Member

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    Hi I am going to sell a rifle FTF should I make a bill of sale for item and get sellers info? Or is there no need to do all of this?
     


  2. nalioth

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    Legally, there is no need.

    Personally, you do what you feel comfortable with.
     
  3. navyguy

    navyguy TGT Addict

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    There is no legal requirement other than it is your responsibility to not sell to someone who is obviously not legally eligible to buy a gun. Under age, a felon (wearing hand cuffs) out of state plates... you get the idea.

    I always make one out for my own records, and for the buyers records.
    I'll be happy to email you a copy of what I use.
     
  4. Texas1911

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    You should see their ID at a minimum. That's to ensure they are a state citizen. Other than that, you don't need to make any records or take any info.
     
  5. nalioth

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    ...but again, this is not legally required.


    Is a (wo)man's word not worth anything any more?
     
  6. WB5MHA

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    FTF I write a bill of sale with ser. # and get their driver's license number. If they don't agree, no sale. Recently I have sold to FFLs at gun shows. Same deal. No paperwork, no sale. It's minimal self protection but not technically required by state or federal law.
     
  7. JKTex

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    But it's legally required to not knowingly sell to someone prohibited from buying a firearm. If it's a stranger, you can ask and take their word, or actually make an effort, however little it is.

    Unfortunately, no, not strangers.

    This thread it like deja vu. How many per week do we need? :rofl:
     
  8. nalioth

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    Well, I keep playing devil's advocate because I see a disturbing (to me) trend in some of you to "let the government handle it" instead of taking a persons word.
     
  9. txinvestigator

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    Self Protection from WHAT?
     
  10. Texas1911

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    More like, it's against the law to sell to someone that is out of state. There's nothing wrong with checking an ID. It's no different than a bar checking my ID because I look young. There's nothing wrong with that, they have everything to risk if they simply take my word for it.
     

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