Dangerousman wrote:Francis Di Domizio wrote:And again, you failed to answer the actual question: Why shouldn't private sellers follow the same laws as dealers? Hell, I would get in more trouble for selling a bottle of Sudafed I brought over the counter than I would for selling a hand gun I owned.
You haven't described your "state" training either. Sudafed? If I came to your house you couldn't sell me a bottle without getting into trouble? I doubt that, unless you are running a retail establishment out of your home and even then you'd only get in trouble if you weren't following the laws that apply to the retail sale of pseudoephedrine. Retail means selling to the public, not just a private transaction between two individuals. You can't sell it to someone under 18. I'm at least that old I assure you. Retailers of guns have licenses to deal in guns and follow regulations concerning it too. Private owners of guns, at least in this state, can't sell to someone under 18 and can't knowingly sell to someone who is prohibited from possessing a firearm. I'd say the penalties for doing either are severe enough.
I asked first (actually wack wack did)
OTC medication in WI requires a sale by pharmacist or person working under pharmacist direction. I would most likely not get in trouble for selling you a bottle but I would be breaking the law.
On the other hand if you came to my house to buy a gun, I would not be in any legal danger for selling to you, because the only restrictions are as you point out, age and me being unaware of any legal prohibition on you owning a gun. Since I have no clue who you are in real life, and it sounds like you haven't been able to pass for 17 in quite some time the whole transaction could be done in under 5 minutes, shorter if I have the gun near by when you ring the door.
On the other hand if you go to a licensed dealer not only will he have to confirm your age (just as I should), but he will also have to ensure your legal right to own a fire arm and even then can't give you a hand gun for another 48 hours.
So why does someone whom the federal government has certified to sell firearms have a harder time selling a gun than a private individual? Shouldn't it be the opposite?