Q: We’ve recently had a few situations that raised some questions. The first was a gentleman who clearly had an advanced case of Parkinson’s disease. He was barely able to hold on to the pen to fill out the paperwork. The second was an elderly gentleman who wished to purchase a semi auto pistol but was unable to operate it due to weaker hands. He was unable to perform any of the basic functions of the firearm. It was clear to me that I should try to point him in the direction of an easier to operate revolver, but he insisted on the semi auto. Obviously both of these individuals still have their right to purchase firearms. The question is, at what point do we as the dealer have an obligation to look out for their safety or the safety of others when it’s clear they could be putting both in jeopardy by purchasing a particular firearm or any firearm at all??
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