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Old June 7th, 2021, 03:01 PM #1
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Could this be considered straw purchase?

Hey all,

I just sold a handgun on gunbroker. This is my first time using the platform.

The buyer emailed me that there might be a delay with his background check, and that if so, asked if I could change the name of the recipient to his wife, and she would under go the background check.

So, the question is, would I be potentially aiding in a straw purchase or other legal issues OR, would it be ok since I am shipping it to his FFL, and that’s is their responsibility, I’m just the “supplier” I get the feeling I could be liable here

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Old June 7th, 2021, 03:06 PM #3
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If a buyer is sketchy, there will be other buyers. You're always free to pull the ripcord. I'd stick to if he is buying it, he's the one doing the paperwork. Online gun sales are a big target right now, I wouldn't put it past the current administration or one of the idiots in NY to launch multiple stings online to try to nab people on online auction sites.
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Hey all,

I just sold a handgun on gunbroker. This is my first time using the platform.

The buyer emailed me that there might be a delay with his background check, and that if so, asked if I could change the name of the recipient to his wife, and she would under go the background check.

So, the question is, would I be potentially aiding in a straw purchase or other legal issues OR, would it be ok since I am shipping it to his FFL, and that’s is their responsibility, I’m just the “supplier” I get the feeling I could be liable here

Thoughts?
Oh hell no.
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Yeah, good point. Just re reading my initial post to myself, and it just sounds like a red flag!
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I wouldnt do it. The buyer will most likely be mad. DO NOT LET HIM BULLY YOU INTO SELLING!!! I canceled a sale on gunbroker once. Super sketchy dude. The buyer was furious and threatened to get the ATF involved. I told him thats cool. Ill just forward all the emails to them so they can take a look for themselves. That was the end of that. lol.
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His name wouldn’t be G. Gordon Liddy by any chance? I hear his wife has a nice gun collection.

Yes. I know he passed, but he used to talk about his wife’s Guns.
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His name wouldn’t be G. Gordon Liddy by any chance? I hear his wife has a nice gun collection.

Yes. I know he passed, but he used to talk about his wife’s Guns.
he used to talk about his show assistant's "guns" a lot also...
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That is a textbook definition of a straw purchase.
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