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Washington folks dumping guns?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Medic!, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Just noticed how many Washington guns for sale in the sales adds.
    Looks like a result of the bill passing.

    I hate to see people feel compelled to sell there guns. But it appears this new bill is pushing gun owners buttons?

    It could be, people will scramble to secure guns before the new law takes affect? And others will panic and sell. Anyways. I think before the music stops. A lot of guns will change hands.
     
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  2. Soj1057

    Soj1057 Portland Active Member

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    I would think it would be the exact opposite, and people from Washington would be scrambling to acquire more. I really feel for them. I know we will head down that road in the not too distant future here as well.
     
  3. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I agree, I wouldn't expect to see a sell-off, but perhaps a quick re-arranging of collections before the registration goes into effect. Maybe dump a few for cash so you can get what you really want ahead of the deadline. As far as I've read, what you currently own isn't subject to additional background check or registration - just what you get after the law kicks in.
     
  4. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I haven't read the bill being from the South side of the river. Will this just be a process of the buyer/seller getting together and going to the FFL, (Local gun store, FFL's home, Sportsman's Warehouse etc) fill out the same paperwork, make the call, drop $10.00 and be on your way? Or, is this going add another $25.00, or more, dollars to the (formerly) private transaction?

    What a crappy thing to happen to you guys! I dread this coming to Oregon, and you sure know it will.

    Mike
     
  5. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The FFL gets to charge a transfer fee (who would do it for free?). So I'd expect $25-35 +10 background check for private sales

    Too bad you cant register as an FFL just for doing private sale transfers. It would be a great way for something like a gun club to get together to help with private sales.
     
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  6. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Well, I'm guessing all the FFLs were (secretly?) in favor of this bovine poo law then! Bummer guys....
     
  7. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Who says you can't? That's a great idea.
     
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  8. Joe13

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

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    No one on this side of the river is dumping guns, it's just normal turn over.

    I voted against this bill and convinced many to do the same, but now that it's here it really isn't the end of the world - it just makes hippies feel better about closing up "loopholes".

    They didn't advertise the defects and loopholes in 594 even though there are plenty. I predict this gets overturned eventually but until then... It's business as usual.
     
  9. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I think its both, I have a couple I want to sell and would just as soon be able to do so in a simple FTF transaction and there is at least a couple I would buy if the deal was right. Its kind of the end of the road for us so it makes sense to me that folks want to get their house in order.
     
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  10. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    easier and more profitable to sell than to bury or have taken away.

    also, probably can predict the great unpleasantness coming and don't want to be involved so just get rid of them and baa baa baa.... you know.
     
  11. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Remember we still live right next to Oregon.... I can go to a OR dealer and buy a long gun any day of the week.

    This new law is a joke but I guess maybe some will feel safer now:rolleyes:
     
  12. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I thought that in order to get an FFL that you have to be in the business of selling guns (the ATF definition).

    I was thinking more of something like a notary, where you are not in the business of selling guns but could still do background checks for private sellers. I dont think anything like that would be allowed.
     
  13. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    If they don't change their price because of the new bill, 311 tactical in Vancouver charges $20 for the transfer/background.
    Nice guys.
     
  14. Mongo1

    Mongo1 Santiam Canyon Active Member

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    There is a form buyer and seller can fill out, call an 800 number and make a legal transfer/background check for $10. This prevents selling to a "prohibited person" and prevents the buyer from buying a stolen firearm. It is also used in gun shows as well when the seller is not an ffl. Both buyer and seller must be present during the call. This is available in Oregon. Buyer and seller must be Oregon residents.
     
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  15. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Exactly - they won't be safer, but as long as they feel safer, that's all that matters to them. I'm sure in their minds criminals will be completely hamstrung by this new law. Boy are they ignorant about how things really work.
     
  16. LaserMan

    LaserMan Eugene, OR Active Member

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    I have an 01 FFL to do engraving on firearms. It's the same 01 as any gun dealer so that means I can also buy and sell firearms as a dealer, run background checks, etc., but I really only use it for engraving. It may be worth a call to the ATF to see if they would issue an FFL if you told them you were only planning on doing transfers.
     
  17. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks, If this background check crap comes to Oregon I might go ahead and do something like that just to help friends to a cheep easy background check.
     
  18. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    That is available in Oregon because Oregon uses OSP for the background check. Washington uses NICS directly for the background check, the private party option isn't available with NICS and therefore isn't available in Washington. The only option for Washington private party transfers after I-594 is an FFL.
     
  19. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    One of the gun shop owners was on the news the other night. He was saying that he doesn't want his counter staff wasting time doing transfers for private transactions. There is no money for the business and it takes salaried employees away from profitable sales.
     
  20. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    The thing to remember is that the WA Dept of Licensing totally controls this 'Law', they can add any number of 'Regulations' to this law, they can link it to your Car, Driver's and Business License, they can set outrageous fees, demand an inspection of your 'Safe Storage' w/o a warrant, as outlined in
    Philip Dru: Administrator: A Story of Tomorrow, 1920-1935
    Ghost written by Woodrow Wilson, a Fabian Socialist
    The story details how an 'Administrator' wages war against Constitutional America and imposes a tyranny via Regulations instead of Constitutional Laws
     
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