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Unread 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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    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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    "you'll put your eye out with that thing"

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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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    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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    Re: History question

    Chad
    Here is some interesting reading for you.

    FIREARMS AND FEDERAL LAW: THE GUN CONTROL ACT OF 1968

    James
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