Q: I read the FFL Guard recommendations regarding gift purchases for spouses. I have a situation that is not completely covered by the above. I met an individual and during conversation mentioned I am a dealer. He verbally told me his dad was looking for a Kriss Vector 9mm in alpine white. I got his number and said I would look into it. I texted him the day after saying I had found one. I sent a picture of the pistol version and he replied that his dad was looking for the rifle version. Texted him back and said I found one and he called me on the phone and said they will take it. He then said his mom would be the one paying for it and she will be giving me a call. I stated thats fine she can pay for it but your dad will have to be the one to come in and complete the 4473 as he told me the gun is intended for the dad. He then changed tacs and said no its for his mom and she would be doing the paperwork. I informed him that based on his statements I believe the gun is intended for his dad so he needs to be the one to complete the transfer. 5 minutes later the mom calls me and I tell her the same thing. She states she is getting it as a gift for her husband. I informed her that she can pay for it, give him a gift certificate to give to him as the gift and have him come in to transfer the rifle. This was met with anger and indignation and she hung up. The son then contacts me that same day saying he has been looking for that same exact rifle for himself and wants to buy one. While there ATF permits buying a bona fide gift for another person, based on all of the above information I have reason to believe that this gun is intended for the husband/father and based on the outright opposition to him filling out the 4473 that he may be a prohibited person. My position would be to stick with the gift certificate route with regards to a transaction with the mother. With regards to the son wanting to purchase the exact same rifle, I have reason to believe it is intended for the father so I cannot sell that particular firearm to the son even if he says it is for him correct?
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