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Thread: Prove US citizenship before buying a gun?

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    Re: Prove US citizenship before buying a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Really? The press has made it sound very wild west like, as if a turbin-wearing lunatic with a heavy accent can walk into a gun show, cash in hand, and walk out with dozens of AR-15s.

    you have been to lots of gun shows?

    I didn't' think so

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    Re: Prove US citizenship before buying a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Really? The press has made it sound very wild west like, as if a turbin-wearing lunatic with a heavy accent can walk into a gun show, cash in hand, and walk out with dozens of AR-15s.
    Private sales still require documentation and proof of residency, while also requiring that private individuals do not sell firearms to people they know are felons or criminals at large.
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    Re: Prove US citizenship before buying a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you have been to lots of gun shows?

    I didn't' think so
    No, but I'm thinking of going to my first one. I'm planning on wearing a burkah that says, "ALLAH KILL JIHAD!" in big letters and attempting to buy AR-15s with Pakistani cash.

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    Re: Prove US citizenship before buying a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    No, but I'm thinking of going to my first one. I'm planning on wearing a burkah that says, "ALLAH KILL JIHAD!" in big letters and attempting to buy AR-15s with Pakistani cash.
    They likely won't sell you anything and may even report you to the local authorities and the BATFE.
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    Re: Prove US citizenship before buying a gun?



    Seller: "The good thing is, though, if you don't like it, you can just sell it later and its not in you name. Like when you buy a new one, you have to worry about where it is going to end up."
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    There were, by most estimates, 500 Nazis in Charlottesville. One of them went homicidal. Not all Nazis are violent extremists. You are trying to rationalize your hatred and it's simply not rational.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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    Buyer: "That's good about the background check because I probably couldn't pass one"

    Seller: "I don't care.....because I wouldn't pass either, bud"
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    There were, by most estimates, 500 Nazis in Charlottesville. One of them went homicidal. Not all Nazis are violent extremists. You are trying to rationalize your hatred and it's simply not rational.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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    Re: Prove US citizenship before buying a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Private sales require ID.
    There are rules to even those and are not completely unregulated, as is commonly believed.
    really? interesting.

    please list other requirements of private gun-sales.

    thanks.

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    Re: Prove US citizenship before buying a gun?

    What we need is an amendment protecting us from nut-cases.......if we are going to be amendment crazy.....but this was not a problem when the Constitution was designed many centuries ago...
    News flash, now its is........

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    Re: Prove US citizenship before buying a gun?

    requiring proof of citizenship or permanent residency to buy a gun, should go without saying.

    I can't believe some folks actually oppose such common-sense rules.

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    Re: Prove US citizenship before buying a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post


    Buyer: "That's good about the background check because I probably couldn't pass one"

    Seller: "I don't care.....because I wouldn't pass either, bud"
    Surely more regulation will........ no wait.

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