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Old 08-12-2008, 09:55 AM
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History question

When, if there ever was such a time, was it legal to just sell a firearm across the counter with no paperwork, no CCI's, and no Big brother?

When did the law change I guess is what I'm asking. I'm 36 so I remember the Brady bill which if I understand it right is a byproduct of the President Regan assassination attempt.(right?)

Is that when the 4473 came of age?

Educate this lost one please!

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Old 08-12-2008, 10:12 AM
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Re: History question

Not 100% sure, but I think that it was the gun control act of 1968 after the King and Kennedy assassinations.

Oswald bought his rifle through the mail in 1963. I remember buying a BB gun from the back of a magazine through the mail when I was about 10....that was in '64.....well I ordered it but my Mother intercepted it when I was at school

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Re: History question

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. I remember buying a BB gun from the back of a magazine through the mail when I was about 10....that was in '64.....well I ordered it but my Mother intercepted it when I was at school

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Old 08-12-2008, 11:08 AM
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Re: History question

thank you.
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Re: History question

Yes when I was a kid there was no paper work when purchasing a firearm wheter a rifle, shotgun or handgun. We have lost a lot of our civil rights. I am not sure what year this first changed
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:55 PM
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Re: History question

I worked for a large gun shop in 1977-1978. The Federal form 4473 was required at that time. Not sure about its inception though.
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:26 PM
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Re: History question

Chad
Here is some interesting reading for you.

FIREARMS AND FEDERAL LAW: THE GUN CONTROL ACT OF 1968

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