More problems with Colorado law
Story here. The law requires background checks for private sales, but allows FFLs to charge a max of $10 for performing them. Surprise: FFLs are refusing to do them, because they lose money at that price.
Fully intended consequences. If you can't ban the guns, just make it impossible to transfer 'em. Of course, it may not have been the elected "representatives" themselves who had the intention, but whoever wrote the words of the law almost certainly did.
Posted by: wrangler5 at July 30, 2013 07:04 PM
I really have no idea but what does it cost the FFL's to so the check?
Posted by: Rich at July 31, 2013 06:33 AM
The cost is someone taking up room in the FFL's shop for 30 mins and preventing him from doing something productive.
Posted by: Brian at July 31, 2013 07:43 AM
Also, with a "delayed" NICS response, there would be a second visit for recertification. Jack.
Posted by: one-eyed Jack at July 31, 2013 09:53 AM
Don't forget the overhead of having to maintain the 4473's for effectively forever.
Posted by: James at July 31, 2013 12:48 PM
This is not a "bug". It's a "feature" in the new program...
Posted by: Harry Schell at July 31, 2013 12:58 PM
The recent federal background check legislation left the fee to be set at any amount Obama wanted. A New York court recently decided that New York City's 400 was a reasonable cost to carry out the check, while the city argued that even 400 wasn't enough. If Obama agreed that 400 wasn't enough, he could have set it as high as he wanted. This kind of fee based attack against guns isn't just a paranoid possibility, it was the method used to virtually ban machine guns in the thirties.
Posted by: Critic at July 31, 2013 02:00 PM
If I was an FFL in Colorado I would seriously consider banding together with all other FFLs and refuse to do the transfers. And when someone comes into the store for a transfer give them a sheet of paper with the name, address, email address, and phone number of their elected state officials and tell them to call, write, and email them if they are not happy with the law. Do that for the first 2-3 months after the law goes into effect and all the people who "aren't affected by gun control" will come out of the wood work after they cannot legally sell their over/under shotgun to their skeet shooting buddy. As a consumer a few months of pain would be worth it to me personally to try to "crash the system" by causing chaos and force legislators to change the law rather than allowing unchecked government regulations to stand and continue to grow.
Posted by: Matthew in Marietta at August 1, 2013 07:38 PM
That's a feature, not a bug.
Posted by: Anonymous at August 3, 2013 12:39 PM