Thursday, August 17, 2017

Yes, Unlicensed Gun Sales for Profit at Gun Shows Will Get You Prison Time

BOISE, ID - Steven Clyne, 70, of Meridian, was sentenced Monday to two years and three months in federal prison for dealing over 300 guns without a license -- and making false statements when purchasing guns, according to Acting United States Attorney Rafael Gonzalez.
Clyne was convicted by a federal jury at trial in March of this year.
“Clyne violated federal law by engaging in the business of dealing guns without a license, and without following requirements such as conducting background checks,” said a news release from Gonzalez’ office. 
Some of the guns were subsequently used in crimes.  You can buy and sell guns at gun shows, but doing it on a regular basis for profit without an FFL is a crime.  If this is what the gun control advocates want controlled, guess what?  It is.

1 comment:

Jeff Dege said...

BATF has always been very careful to not explicitly define what "engaged in the business" actually means.

Selling one gun?
One gun a month?
One gun a week?

They refuse to define a specific cutoff.

And most of the non-FFLs you see selling at gun shows on a semi-regular basis used to have FFLs, but had them pulled, or their renewal denied, because they didn't have a storefront, or comply with local zoning ordinances, or some such, as a part of BATF's intentional program, in recent decades, of significantly decreasing the number of FFLs.

They've reduced the number by more than 80%, over the last 30 years, and they're starting to prep the memespace for yet another effort.

https://www.indy100.com/article/there-are-more-gun-shops-in-the-us-than-starbucks-mcdonalds-and-supermarkets-put-together--W1NPIvYg84b