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#1 DRR

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:38 PM

I am selling a gun to a friend of mine (finally getting ready to purchase an AR-10 <_<<_<<_<) and was wondering what the protocol is for selling one privately in Texas. I am looking up the law right now but I figured y'all probably had first hand experience here in TX, so I figured I'd ask. I am doing the background check, getting driver's license info and all that good stuff but was wondering if there was anything I should know that isn't specifically spelled out in the law. Thanks in advance!

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:30 PM

That's why the Gubberment hates private party gun exchanges. It is private and they can not keep track. I would mostly get a bill of sale. If the arm ends up in bad hands, at least you have something saying you sold it.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:04 PM

Face to face transactions between private citizens are legal in Texas so long as it is not a Class III item such as a machine gun, suppressor, short barrel rifle, etc. These items required paperwork. Texas mandates you to not knowingly sell a firearm to someone whom cannot legally possess the firearm. The seller is not responsible to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the eligibilty of the purchaser. A Texas drivers licence is good enough. Some want to see a CHL. It's up to you as the seller as to what you require. Texas doesn't require you to keep a record of private firearms sales. However it's a good idea in case somewhere down the line the weapon in ends up in the wrong hands.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 12:24 PM

Cool, thanks y'all

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:55 PM

It's perfectly legal but you can make it fun by meeting in a dark alley somewhere on the east side of Houston. Wear a trenchcoat and use quotes from the Godfather and an Italian accent. Bring along a couple of big guys and snap your fingers and make them open the gun case (preferably a violin case). Snap your fingers again when you get ready to go.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:15 PM

HAHAHAHA! That would be hilarious and it may actually work out because I can tell him if he does anything illegal with my gun, he's going to have more to worry about than the police :angry::angry:




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