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  •  I would go further on private transfers (0+ / 0-)

    I think they should be mediated by a licensed dealer, who would take possession of the weapon for the waiting period, if any, perform the standard background check, etc.

    The other part of such legislation would be to require gun owners to timely report the theft of a gun, with a monetary/civil penalty for noncompliance. Without that, someone legally buying guns and reselling to ineligible buyers could just say, "Well gosh, officer, whaddaya know? That gun was stolen out of my car 5 years ago." This requirement would inhibit such strawman purchases and give ATF some idea of how a particular crime gun was trafficked; and it perhaps could expose noncompliant sellers to civil liability and perhaps criminal conspiracy charges.


    by raincrow on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 05:05:22 PM PST

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