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#1 Stratomaster18

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:37 PM

Is there anything that limits the number of firearms you can purchase within a given time frame? I just purchased a pistol and am looking to purchase several stripped lower receivers this week. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:37 PM

Only your credit card limit.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:39 PM

No limits although multiple handgun purchases within a time frame may trigger additional reporting to agencies.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:01 PM

No limits although multiple handgun purchases within a time frame may trigger additional reporting to agencies.

 

^^^This.  My buddy is an FFL.  Anytime I want multiple guns, we space them out, otherwise he is required to report them.  Then it is a de facto registration. 

 

He does NOT send in the 4473.  Those are all in his personal business files, so the ATF has no idea who bought what. I THINK that if he ever gives up his FFL, he is supposed to turn them over to the ATF. If that's the case, they will be burned up in an unfortunate fire sometime in the future,


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:17 PM

No limits although multiple handgun purchases within a time frame may trigger additional reporting to agencies.

 
^^^This.  My buddy is an FFL.  Anytime I want multiple guns, we space them out, otherwise he is required to report them.  Then it is a de facto registration. 
 
He does NOT send in the 4473.  Those are all in his personal business files, so the ATF has no idea who bought what. I THINK that if he ever gives up his FFL, he is supposed to turn them over to the ATF. If that's the case, they will be burned up in an unfortunate fire sometime in the future,
When an FFL ceases being an FFL they still have to turn in their bound book which lists everything transferred to everyone. So it doesn't matter if he destroys the 4473's (required to keep 20 years) Despite FOPA preventing a registry the ATF is now digitizing out of business FFL's bound books. They're stored as image files, but they're one software upgrade and legislation change away from a large portion of guns being in a searchable database (IE a registry).

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:22 PM

No limits although multiple handgun purchases within a time frame may trigger additional reporting to agencies.

So it on multiple handguns? Any specifics? What about longguns?


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:25 PM

No limits although multiple handgun purchases within a time frame may trigger additional reporting to agencies.

So it on multiple handguns? Any specifics? What about longguns?

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I think it is 2 or more handguns within 5 days. Long guns are not reported in general except in a few certain states along the southern border iirc.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:27 PM

2 is the magic number for handguns, but it does not apply to rifles in Illinois and it does not apply to receivers anywhere.
https://www.atf.gov/...lespdf/download

However, the reporting requirement does not apply to receivers



https://www.atf.gov/...-firearms-sales

Fast Facts
The Gun Control Act of 1968 requires federal firearms licensees to report multiple sales or other dispositions of handguns to the same purchaser.

The sale or disposition of two or more handguns must be reported if they occur at the same time or within five consecutive business days of each other.

ATF views the recovery of one or more firearms used in crimes that were part of a multiple purchase as an indicator of firearms trafficking.


The reporting requirements mandate that all federally licensed firearms dealers and pawnbrokers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas, submit to ATF reports of multiple sales or other dispositions of certain rifles to unlicensed individuals when two or more particular kinds of rifles are transferred at the same time or within five consecutive business days of each other. The types of rifles that must be reported are those with the following characteristics: semiautomatic, a caliber greater than .22 (including .223 or 5.56 mm), and the ability to accept detachable magazines.

Multiple rifles form
[PDF]Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles
https://www.atf.gov/.../61421/download

Multiple pistols form
https://www.atf.gov/.../61426/download

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Edited by chicagoresident, 10 January 2019 - 07:47 PM.


#9 Stratomaster18

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:07 PM

Wonderful! Thank you chicagoresident! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:12 PM

Just thinkin'....
So would that mean simply multiple 4473's.

I've bought multiple firearms on a single 4473 and it was no biggie. (The quantity isnt asked for on the form)

I dont think I was reported...



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:23 PM

I work P/T at a gun shop and multiple handgun sales are reported on the same day. ATF might give you a call or they might not, it all depends on various factors.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 03:32 PM

Technically you can't buy more than one within 30 days (I believe) in Cook county. I believe the onus is on the FFL not to transfer more than one a month, and I don't know if there is any real way to enforce it anyway. Even though I live in Cook I go to Will county for my transfers


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