Originally Posted by larry_minn
There is not set time/amount/price.... Its the grey area of "intent" IF you INTEND to buy it to resell. not good. If you decide to sell it later (because you didn't like it, it didn't fit your hand, the CEO of company said somethign you didn't like. (basicly for ANY REASON) selling it is legal (if other laws followed)
Its even legal if you buy it "because you always wanted one" but know you will likely need $$$ and this will be first you get rid of.
Read the 4473, ask yourself. Am I buying this for ME, or as gift for family? You are likely ok.
I have cousin who wants me to buy a SCAR 18 if I see one. To sell it to him) That is NOT legal. So I won't do it. (I will call him, ask if I could put $50 for dealer to hold it till he gets there)
Got to agree here. If you are purchasing it for someone else that is going to purchase it from you it is a straw purchase. Regardless of whether they are prohibited, you are lying on the 4473. If you told the truth that you were buying it for someone else and being repaid for it, the store would refuse the sale.
What that guy from the Facebook page is doing is walking on a frayed tightrope. He openly admitted he was purchasing the firearms for resale which means he is lying on the 4473 for every firearm he is buying for that purpose. Aside from that, BATFE has a well documented history of interpreting laws the way they see fit. In fact many of the laws they enforce are written very open ended to allow such vague interpretations. The one on the purchase and resale of a firearm seems pretty cut and dried though. This guy is doing something ILLEGAL, and he openly admitted it on Facebook leaving BATFE the ability to potentially hit him with a straw purchase for every firearm he has purchased that he no longer has possesion of. This guy is an absolute idiot and has no understanding of what the consequences of his actions could potentially be.