At 01:56 PM 5/31/99 -0500, Joe Dees wrote:
>If a collector wishes to collect many guns, and even trade and
>barter them for other weapons with other collectors, fine; but this
>should not be used as a cover for illicit gun dealing. If a collector
>sells some of his weapons, the sales should come under the same
>registry umbrella as any other sales.
I can hear the howls of anguish from the NRA now. Imagine having to make a phone call to check someone out before a gun deal!
By the way - here in Illinois the check is via a 1-900 call - cost me $5.00 the last time - but the check is just a go/no go thing - the sale is still recorded per other laws, and an FOID is still required. This should be more than enough of a paper trail if it is followed by all involved. Private sales and trades here require the seller to keep a record for many years of the buyer's name - but none of the paperwork is required to be filed with anyone. I guess that was the lawmaker's way of assuaging fears of a registry of who's got the gun this week...