May 8, 2012

Educate thyself

I occasionally list a gun on armslist, and have put the Walther up there.

One nibble from a guy who decided he wanted one in better condition (I don't think it's bad at all, but it's no safe queen), and another email exchange today with a fellow from Ohio who wanted to do a face to face.

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he just doesn't know (he wasn't familiar with the term C&R, either), but please, folks, if you're going to dabble in firearms, know the laws. A transfer of a non-C&R gun from person-to-person across state lines is A FEDERAL CRIME.

I've written back to tell him as much. Any bets on whether he drops off the face of the earth now?


Old Windways said...

The laws can be very confusing, but yeah, this one should be pretty straight forward.

Interestingly, I have had the opposite problem on GunBroker. I was the highest bidder on a C&R pistol, but the seller refused to send it to me in MA because he though the AG list here superseded the BATFE's C&R list. He has the right to refuse to sell to anyone he wants, but its frustrating to be denied service because of misconceptions about the law (the propagation of which the state government encourages).

ZerCool said...

OW: The Walther is a C&R-eligible gun, no question about it (1942 production). The problem I run into is NY's convoluted pistol permitting - I can't buy or sell pistols on my C&R, but long guns are fine.

I know the folks out in free states can ship C&R handguns at will; I'm jealous. ;-)

Old NFO said...

Move to a free state Zer! :-)