Selling a gun FTF?

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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.

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

Unfortunately, no, not strangers.

This thread it like deja vu. How many per week do we need?
 

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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.

Self Protection from WHAT?
 

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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.

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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