Originally Posted by r15mohd
you lawfully passed all checks (mental, non-felon, etc) to purchase your gun -- it is yours. however, after some time, you want to upgrade and see no need to keep the one you already own. in being allowed to sell this gun privately, be it to any individual through a 1:1 sale or gun fair, etc, the potential buyer will need to pass those same pre-requisites in being able to have transfer of ownership.
if they fail to check out, you cannot sell to that person. if you do sell to that person (at this point, in an illegal fashion as the buyer is deemed unfit to own/possess), you are held liable as you knowing completed the sale regardless of the background checks completed.
this seems like total common sense. how would you not be liable if you sold to someone on a total whim and they did something bad with it? seems like a really dumb thing to put yourself in that position in the first place.