Misinformed about gun sales

Again you and other misinformed hacks continue to publish more hardened background checks. Your article states that this would stop online and gun show purchases.

Online Auctions: The fact being, any purchases of firearms purchased, from online auction sites, have to be finalized through FFL dealers. Firearms are not sent via mail from person to person unless they are in possession of a FFL. Gun auctions have to be shipped to a licensed firearm dealer, of your choice, and again, to obtain possession of the firearm, you have to fill out the form and pass the background check. If you don’t pass, no firearm. Simple isn’t it?

Gun shows: For instate gun shows in West Virginia, all gun dealers in the building are FFL dealers. All do the background check. No pass, no firearm. Simple again isn’t it? If a person who lives out of West Virginia goes to one of the West Virginia gun shows and wants to purchase a firearm, he would pay for the firearm, and would have to have the gun shipped to his choice of FFL dealers in his state to take possession of the firearm. He would have to have a background check once again. No pass, no firearm. Simple isn’t it?

Outside the building of gun shows: There is no control over this unless the owner of the property states: no firearm sales outside the building of any kind.

Newspaper ads: You read my ad, and if I was to sell you a firearm in West Virginia, I live in West Virginia, it would have to be a face-to-face sale, if locally. If you live out of driving distance, it would be shipped using my FFL (gun dealer) to your FFL (gun dealer), you would be required to fill out the form and submit to the background check. No pass, no gun. Simple isn’t it?

If I were to sell to a person in Ohio, or a sale in any other state, I would have to have my FFL dealer, (gun store) send it to your FFL dealer (gun store) in that state. Before you or any other individual could take possession of that firearm, you would be required to fill out the yellow form 4477. Then the dealer would then call in and request a background check. If the background check was denied you could not take possession of the firearm. Again, simple isn’t it?

Steve Kay

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