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Does Oregon BG check law make Washington guns as attractive now?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by CHLChris, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    I used to totally ignore blue WTS WA ads in the Handgun and Rifle classifieds sections. I bet Washington folks have similarly ignored green WTS OR ads. Even though BG checks SUCK, maybe the silver lining of the crappy cloud is that if we have to go to an FFL anyway, guns from the entire PDX metro area, from Wilsonville to Battleground are now available to all of us.

    What do y'all think?
     
  2. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Trust me, We have had to deal with this in Washington for half a year now. I can tell you there is no silver lining, no good parts and no point.

    You could always buy a gun from anyplace in the country if you wanted to do the paperwork.
     
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  3. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    That's exactly the point. Until August of 2015, I used to be an American with the freedom to meet another trusted American and exchange cash and a signature for a firearm. No paperwork, no fee.

    Now that there is going to be a fee no matter where I buy the gun, WTS WA ads are just as attractive as WTS OR ads.
     
  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Mmm

    To me to "make attractive" is a positive thing.

    My point was there is nothing attractive about gaining nothing and losing considerably. You have always been able to buy from the Washington classifieds, nothing has changed.

    I understand what your saying, I just dont think its a silver lining as you put it. Your looking at something you have always been able to do and didn't want to now as ok because you are being forced to do BGC anyway.:(:(
     
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  5. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    NO
     
  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Washington... Oregon.... it's all gun registration.... Meh. o_O
     
  7. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Think of it as a polished turd instead if a silver lining. "Silver lining" implies nice, while a polished turd looks nice, it's still just a piece of poo that's been polished.
     
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  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Wait, are we talkin' actual laws or candidates running for President? ;)
     
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    No. It rains too much up there and all the guns are rusty.
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    True dat, but what about stainless?
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Tainted. No good.
     
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  12. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    You said, "taint-ed". :D
     
  13. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Dang hillbillies deserve it.
















    I hope you all know I'm just kidding.
     
  14. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    "Polished turd" is exactly what I actually meant instead of silver lining. Thank you for the edit!

    Since I'm already lubing up and bending over to buy a used firearm, at least now I can choose whether to buy a rusty gun from WA or a mossy gun from OR. I'll get the same loss of freedoms now, buying from either side of the river.
     
  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    You're dropping a baby goat? I'd hate to see THOSE stretch marks! :eek:
     
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  16. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Only reason these "laws" work is because everyone is too scared to not follow them; Who the hell is gonna know at the end of the day...?
     
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  17. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Not that I am advocating breaking the law, but I think it's naïve to think many people are going to obey this law. Kind of a joke when counties, and liberal ones at that, are coming out and saying they have neither the time nor funds to implement or enforce this law.

    But hey, if it works for you, then power to you. I live too far south to convince many in WA to bring their guns to me...
     
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  18. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    If selling to a friend or co-worker or family member or close acquaintance, civil disobedience might very well be a common response to this law. But if I am looking on a classifieds site like this, there is just way too much financial risk to bear by skirting the law.

    And yes, my interest in this issue is because I live in view of the Washington border. It is merely academic for a lot of NWFA-ers too far north or south to care.
     
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  19. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    As I have said in other threads,you can ignore this law all you want,but be careful
    When I sold guns to folks I didn't know before 591? in WA,I knew that there was really no way to put anything on me if the person used the gun in self defense or for a crime. I did my duty buy making sure they were not a felon.
    Now,if you sell a gun without a backround check and either the person who sold it to you kept a record or you sell a gun that was purchased at a ffl and the buyer uses it in a crime OR,or just for self defense and kills someone,they will investigate who owned the gun prior to you.
    Do you know for a fact that the buyer will say it was bought before the laws went into effect?
    Will they say you sold them the gun last week?
    You can ignore the laws but if the person you sell the gun to isn't of strong constitution,you will be looking at some problems
     
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  20. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    You wrote this as i wrote mine.
    If you do sell to coworker or BIL types,make sure they understand,te gun was sold last year some time
    Keep track of the time stamp on your sales
     
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