questionsshould woot get an ffl and sell fire arms?

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to many regulations. and then anyone with an account is subject to too much scrutiney even if not buying or attempting to buy

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I'd say no. That's wayyy too complicated (background checks and all) and there's way too much potential for fraud. You'd have to divulge all your personal info, have a background check, and prove to woot you're eligible to even receive a firearm. Not to mention that darn near every state has different regulations.

I think it would be way too complex, and way too dangerous. If I want a gun, I'll go to a licensed seller/ firing range that sells them

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Just curious, but is it legal to send a firearm in the mail? Sounds like there should be major restrictions.

edit..sorry, I didn't see the above posts when I posted

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To purchase a firearm from an online source you would need an FFL of your own so that would take care of the red tape on woots end.

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@philosopherott: Oh....but how do they ensure it will be delivered to the correct person.....and would it cost more than $5 to do that?

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@atd15: it is determined to be delivered to the correct person because the FFL on the receiving end must verify the purchaser and run a Brady on that individual to confirm he/she may legally possess a firearm.

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well anything that costs more than 5 to ship i think the rest of the cost comes from the price. Firearms can be shipped through anything other than US mail. From FFL to FFL. If some one without an FFL wanted to buy then they would need the firearm to be sent to a local FFL and if the purchaser does not meet the local regulations it would get shipped back or kept for resale by the local FFL. Either way the local FFL would would be the one responsible for making sure the purchaser meets the local regulations.

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@davidschronic: That is where I am getting confused. Say Woot has an FFL, that means they can sell guns. However, if Smartpost is actually delivering the guns, they must also have an FFL, and run a background check before they deliver?
Confused....I know...join in for the next episode of Soap.

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@atd15: As I understand it, the seller's FFL liability is fulfilled when the gun is delivered to the FFL acting on behalf of the purchaser. It is not the responsibility of the seller to make sure the gun gets into the right hands, but only that it is received by the appointed purchaser's FFL. From there, the local FFL will initiate the transfer of the weapon and they hold all liability to make sure they are releasing the weapon to the appropriate party. I don't believe the shipping company bears and responsibility to do anything other than deliver the package to the correct recipient. Hope that helps!

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Hmmm... Gun Woot!. Well, they are in Texas, it only seems appropriate. Not sure I want to get a refurbished gun of questionable quality though. Same with heavily discounted ones that may not be that safe.

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I love firearms and have purchased everything gun-ralated on the Woot sites just to encourage more of the same (They've been good deals, too). One thing I have noticed is the number of negative comments many gun-hating Wooters have on these items, so going full metal jacket would probably drive some other business away. There is probably enough gun paraphanalia out there to sell without getting into selling guns themselves. I'm all for a Shoot.Woot but do not think an FFL should be part of the equation, at least at first. Plus, since the Amazon overseers are here in liberal Seattle, there could be a family squabble. One needs to tread softly, but sell stuff to augment the big stick.

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We can't even get wine through the mail in my not-so-liberal state (sorry wine.woot!) but I'm guessing that getting a weapon mailed to you is probably completely legal. Even us hicks know their limit, I suppose.