Try to buy a thirty or even a twenty round magazine from Bud's and have it shipped to CO, NY or any other Communist state.And people wondered why I opposed the Brady Bill for many reasons.
And may I also add that a database is only as good as the data in said database? When that data is either garbage or not updated, then the database is useless.
And I put a good amount of the blame for this event happening on the Air Force, who failed to update the database. Academy did nothing wrong, IMHO. They went through the federal database to check the buyer, and found nothing to prevent the sale from going through.
Sounds to me like lawyers and an activist judge trying to find how to get money from someone with deep pockets.
Actually (barring any state law) it's perfectly legal to purchase a long gun without it being shipped to an ffl in your home state, provided the rifle is legal in your home state.Academy sold a gun in Texas, to a customer with a Colorado ID. I'm not sure, but isn't that illegal? I thought If you bought a firearm in another state, it had to be transferred to an FFL in your home state, before you could pick it up. Additionally, If a person lives in Texas, but doesn't have a Texas ID, isn't it illegal to sell a gun in Texas to that person? Otherwise, why can't you just buy online and have it sent to you after the online seller does a background check?
Sorry, Academy screwed the pooch, and now gets to pay. They may wind up losing their FFL because of this.
Difference is, you'd be "mail ordering it", not purchasing face to face from a clerk in a chain store, I'd be willing to wager if one were to have tried to order from Academy and have it shipped to those states the sale would either not go thru, or it would have been cancelled.Try to buy a thirty or even a twenty round magazine from Bud's and have it shipped to CO, NY or any other Communist state.
If I remember correctly, the difference is buying it there versus having it shipped. I don't believe you can buy a rifle "mail order" and have it shipped to you, unless you have the appropriate license (thank you Lee Harvey Oswald). You can show up and buy it. Of course, handguns are a totally different story.I'm a little confused. Nothing new there!
If I drive up to GA. and buy a long gun using my FL. ID I can carry the rifle out of the store and bring it home? If that's the case then why does my long gun purchase online have to go through my FFL? I know that's kind of off subject.
From the story it looks to me like the base issue is Air Force started the ball rolling. I believe that is called the root cause.