Q: As a policy, we do not let prospective gun buyers un-ring the bell. Once they say the firearm is for another, we do not allow them to “change” their mind and say that it is really going to be their gun. Also as a matter of policy we don’t let them talk us out of our understanding of their initial statement; the “you misunderstood me” ploy does not work with us. That said, I have a firearm, won in former Congressman Hunter’s Wounded Warrior fund raiser, that we started the 10 day wait on and on pick up day the recipient state that his son in Montana was going to be very happy with this firearm. We cancelled the deal and told him we would ship it to an FFL in Montana for further transfer to his son. Some months have passed and the winner returned this week to the store demanding that we transfer the firearm to him stating that he would be the sole owner of the firearm and that he wanted it for protection and range practice. He further stated that he changed his mind and that he will not be transferring it to his son. At my request he even put it in writing and signed it. I am being pressured by the winner to process and deliver the firearm. He is only just beginning to understand that this will not get him where he wants to go. I see no reason to deviate from store policy and no reason I should not return the firearm to the event donor and let them sort out a cash alternative or some other solution. Question: Before I slam the door on the other side, am I being too cautious? Am I safe to proceed with the transfer to the original winner or am I right to decline?
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