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  •  And you simply doesn't understand what's written. (13+ / 0-)

    Let me pull from your own quote and emphasize the imprtant parts.

    local FFL Dealer handles the transfer of the gun for you. That way the gun is legally out of your hands, into his "bound book", and out from him to another FFL dealer in the buyer´s state.
    The chain of custody in this case is:
    seller -> FFL dealer local to the seller -> FFL dealer local to the buyer -> background check and transfer paperwork -> buyer.

    At no point is it "shipped to you".

    You may have been able to pay for the gun, but it's not shipped to you, and isn't put into your hands until you submit to the background check.

    "On consignment" differs only in that a FFL dealer may get a customer requesting a specific gun for a special order, and goes to the online broker to find a source for it. And once again, the chain of custody and background check requirements are the same.

    The talk about paperwork simply means that it's the FFL dealers who become responsible for maintaining it (whether it's the transfer from seller to first FFL dealer, or between FFL dealers, or from the 2nd FFL dealer to you). The paperwork is still being kept, but it's being kept by licensed professionals, not the individual seller.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 05:34:28 AM PST

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