I have an acquaintance who is a convicted felon. Drugs and DUI from long ago.
He's now been clean and sober for 3 yrs. but needs money. He's had a few firearms stored at a friends house in another state. (from before the conviction, he hasn't touched them) Now, the friend wants to get rid of them. (He's getting married.)
Can I legally buy one of them?
Say the friend sends it to an FFL but the money goes to the felon.
Part of me says he's not in possession of the firearms, but part of me says be careful, this is almost a straw purchase (or in this case sale)
I want this to be squeaky clean. for me and him.
Update: I may have my answer.
Since he can't own it, he can't sell it. I better stay away.(1) It is unlawful for any person to own or to have in his or her care, custody, possession, or control any firearm, ammunition, or electric weapon or device, or to carry a concealed weapon, including a tear gas gun or chemical weapon or device, if that person has been:
(a) Convicted of a felony in the courts of this state;
I'd still like to hear an opinion. Seems like a felon should be able to get rid of a firearm while trying to stay within the law.
Last edited by guns and more; 07-21-2011 at 11:27 AM.
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Just an aside, is there any legitimate paperwork with the guns and have you run a serial number check? Friend or not, long history or not , trusting a felon on such a matter is fine AS LONG AS YOU VERIFY HIS HONESTY SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE WEAPONS.
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