terryg wrote:With checks of the wording to ensure private sales are indeed exempt, I would not have a problem with this.
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What am I missing?
RoyGBiv wrote:Paperwork = Forms = Database = Privacy Concerns = de-facto Registration
It's a slippery slope. I like to use reductio ad absurdum to test these ideas and see how they could backfire.
I could meet somebody that owns 50 guns and I'm planning to buy two of them. Does that meet the criteria? I wasn't going to buy all 50, but I guess they're technically for sale - isn't almost everything for the right price?
Do I have to prove that I bought a gun at a residence? How? What if I'm accused of getting it in the parking lot at a gun show?
What about an even trade at a gun show?
What if neither of us has a booth and we're just walking around with shotguns with a "for sale" flag in them? Is that illegal? Only if money changes hands? Can we trade there? Agree to transact later?
Why isn't my car - which is an extension of my home for self defense purposes - adequate? Could I use a motorhome to complete the sale? A tent? A sedan with a sleeping bag and pillow in the backseat?
Two employees of a gun store can't trade guns or sell them to each other at work (before, during, or after the shift)?
I also think there's a middle ground between complete strangers and "welcome you into my house" comfortable. I might sell to a stranger with a CHL. Or an active, long storied poster on here that others seem to know. I wouldn't necessarily invite that person into my house, though.
If I was inclined to compromise, which I'm not, I could potentially hold my nose and swallow a cleaned-up version of this to help our side.
I echo the aforementioned litmus test: what crime would this have stopped? Is this the problem out there? It could become the problem if NICS was fixed with the mental health info, but that hasn't happened yet.