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Obama’s Illegal Gun Control Could Land YOU In BIG TROUBLE

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One of the main points of emphasis from President Obama’s recently announced executive action plan on guns is that the federal government wants to record all firearm transactions.

The message from White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Attorney General Loretta Lynch is clear… kind of. If you sell any guns privately, even one, you will have to purchase a Federal Firearms License… maybe.

According to the White House statement:

Clarify that it doesn’t matter where you conduct your business—from a store, at gun shows, or over the Internet: If you’re in the business of selling firearms, you must get a license and conduct background checks. Background checks have been shown to keep guns out of the wrong hands, but too many gun sales—particularly online and at gun shows—occur without basic background checks. Today, the Administration took action to ensure that anyone who is “engaged in the business” of selling firearms is licensed and conducts background checks on their customers. Consistent with court rulings on this issue, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has clarified the following principles:

– A person can be engaged in the business of dealing in firearms regardless of the location in which firearm transactions are conducted. For example, a person can be engaged in the business of dealing in firearms even if the person only conducts firearm transactions at gun shows or through the Internet. Those engaged in the business of dealing in firearms who utilize the Internet or other technologies must obtain a license, just as a dealer whose business is run out of a traditional brick-and-mortar store.

– Quantity and frequency of sales are relevant indicators. There is no specific threshold number of firearms purchased or sold that triggers the licensure requirement. But it is important to note that even a few transactions, when combined with other evidence, can be sufficient to establish that a person is “engaged in the business.” For example, courts have upheld convictions for dealing without a license when as few as two firearms were sold or when only one or two transactions took place, when other factors also were present.

– There are criminal penalties for failing to comply with these requirements. A person who willfully engages in the business of dealing in firearms without the required license is subject to criminal prosecution and can be sentenced up to five years in prison and fined up to $250,000. Dealers are also subject to penalties for failing to conduct background checks before completing a sale.

And according to the press call, “ATF will make clear that whether you are ‘engaged in the business’ depends on the facts and circumstances,” Jarrett said. “On factors such as: whether you represent yourself as a dealer, such as making business cards or taking credit card statements. Whether you sell firearms shortly after they’re acquired or whether you buy or sell in the original packaging.”

H/T: White House

What are your thoughts about this executive action and do you think it’s going to be rebuffed by the House and Senate Republicans? Share your comments with us below in our comment section.



  1. Rick says:

    Are we sure dealing with dealers is Federal jurisdiction? Gun manufacturers and interweb dealers do traffic interstate and are/should be ICC business. But dealers at stores or shows are intrastate and controlled by state legislatures.
    What freightens me most is Barry’s move to have the Levisthan, the Feds, define who is mentally incompetent. He who defines the condition, controls the act. Since Barry, as all tyrants do, loves unarmed peasant, “he” will define me a terrorist if he can.

  2. Bud says:

    Does anyone understand exactly what this means? I’ll bet that you wouldn’t get the same answer from Obama, Biden and Lynch.

    If I have a gun that I want to trade for another gun from a guy on Facebook, do I need to apply and pay for a FFL license?

    How about a little. 22 pistol that I have and want to sell it for $50 to a neighbor that I’ve known for about a year? I’ve never heard him say anything about ever being in trouble with the law, but he’s only 23 years old. Should I pay several hundreds of dollars to obtain a FFL in order to make this one sale?

    Or lets say that I’m considering selling my only rifle to my brother. He’s really wanting it for deer season, which starts in two weeks. Should I try to obtain my FFL on a fast track in order to sell it? I really need the money, but the FFL is going to cost about the same as what I’m selling the rifle for.

    Now, do I just proceed with selling MY property, or do I get the FFL just in case the ATF says that I might have broken the law? They’re not really sure, but I might have? This is such a croçk pot law. In order to be absolutely sure that you are within the law, everyone who owns a gun would need their FFL just in case they ever wanted to sell or tràde a gun. And what does it take to obtain your FFL and to maintain it? How much money should people be expected to pay to have their FFL and to keep detailed records on file for years just in case the FFL would like to see them?

  3. Roger C says:

    This POS in the whitehouse can kiss my patriotic white a$$…….PERIOD…..KTN…..