For legality, what considerations do YOU always make before even contacting someone who posted an ad?

Aside from the firearm research on the item itself, for safety and legality purposes, what steps do YOU always take before even contacting someone who posts a gun classified ad?

Those of us who have done this forever always employ a few common sense considerations before even contacting someone with an item we might be interested in, regardless of whether they are a member or not. These might apply to anywhere else ads are posted as well.

This is one good part about a social media style site. Instead of just an obfuscated email from sites like Craigslist, at social media marketplace sites like this, you can check the directory and profile your buyers or seller first before even contacting them. You could even go so far before even contacting them to run a free Montana background check using the CONWEB if you wanted to and then just verify it’s them before transacting.

Please find and leave your comments, tips, tricks and suggestions for other members and visitors in the comments below.

Randy (Admin)
A born and raised in Montana firearms website developer and promoter who fights to help preserve and protect online firearms freedom.
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Randy (Admin)

A born and raised in Montana firearms website developer and promoter who fights to help preserve and protect online firearms freedom.

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@peepso_user_2227(downwithrepublicants) Wow, I'm back from Vegas and Randy was right...Vegas stinks. Too much illegal labor(which drops wages)and much like MT the housing is un-affordable. I can't think of anything to consider about an ad advertising a firearm in MT unless the gun is fully automatic or comes with a complimentary suppressor. Criminals have a network to dispose of firearms and their felon friends are not going to advertise on a website. Why bother, crime is usually a cash business and criminals buy and sell illegal guns daily. With a phone call I can pretty much have any firearm delivered to me, I just need to have cash.
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@peepso_user_2227(downwithrepublicants) Here is something I was thinking about the other day about universal background checks. When I lived in PA the "gun shops" would preform a background check for $60. If you wanted to sell a $100 firearm, it was automatically a $160 gun. Your only option was to sell the firearm to a FFL gun shop, they would give you 1/2 $50 for that firearm and then sell your gun for $100( like a pawn shop). The law created a monopoly in small towns where the gun shops were actually the only gun brokers that could buy and sell firearms. It made two friends felons if they got caught selling guns to each other without a check. The other law said felons can't own hand guns. In PA it was mission accomplished.
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