A California friend is searching for a particular handgun and while browsing the www.armslist.com/ website he found one in NV. He and I am wondering if I can purchase it here and later resell it to him (though not in Calif). If possible please quote chapter and verse.
Thanks in advance.
18 USC 922 (a)(3) and (a)(5) are the Federal laws, then California, of course, dumps tons of laws on top of the Federal law:
(a) It shall be unlawful—
(3) for any person, other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to transport into or receive in the State where he resides (or if the person is a corporation or other business entity, the State where it maintains a place of business) any firearm purchased or otherwise obtained by such person outside that State,
(5) for any person (other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector) to transfer, sell, trade, give, transport, or deliver any firearm to any person (other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector) who the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not reside in (or if the person is a corporation or other business entity, does not maintain a place of business in) the State in which the transferor resides;
You just can't do it LEGALLY.
This would be a "straw man" purchase, structured to avoid the laws of the Democratic People's Republic of California.
If you are worried about the law, don't do it. Remind your friend that California is a textbook example of the saying "You get the government that you deserve." Suggest that he either work to fix the DPRC, or move to the Free World.
Abort. Not worth going to jail. This is first a straw purchase, then secondly violates transfers across state lines.
If you found the gun your buddy wants, have him get in touch with the person who owns it and then have him import it into the PRK through a California FFL.
I want to thank all of you for taking the time to respond. Looks like a good idea to stay away from this. Far more complicated than I had thought. Thks again to all.
It's not complicated, it's illegal.