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.
only time you can sell the gun privately, is to an individual who passes their background checks, mental fitness, etc...if you see this as a burdened instance, there are licensed gun shops who will gladly purchase your firearms and already in good standing with the same checks and balances to do so, and almost immediately able to complete trasnfer of ownership as they're licensed already.
Who is paying for these? Are you going to make the gun owners pay, what is essentially an additional cost, to sell their gun? Who is going to run the checks? A guy who knows a guy, or does it need to be submitted to the federal government?
If you thought scratching serial numbers off guns was popular before...
I actually don't hate the idea.