Gun Common Sense Considerations For Safe, Private, Legal Firearms Transactions Without Gun Control!

Bad guys don’t and will never follow the rules. Isn’t that common sense that most Montanans can agree with?

The knee jerk, default gun control reactions after “mass” shootings have never, and will never change. We will also never stop someone who is capable and inclined to do harm to others for personal, mental unfitness, political or ideological reasons.

These obviously disturbed individuals spend enormous amounts of time and energy to evade detection and extensively plan these events prior to doing them. To think otherwise is ignorant and dangerous to all of us. They will find items and tools they need legally, illegally and even build weapons of destruction, regardless of laws or regulations in order to meet their needs.

They are intent on performing an illegal act whether they are in their right mind to make that decision or not. The idea that they’ll not continue with their plans because of laws that might get in their way is simply ridiculous. We might even say we should be less concerned with their choice of a firearm for destructive purposes when we imagine the possibility that they may have used explosives.

Responsible gun sellers, buyers and traders can easily take steps to help ensure a safe and legal, private firearms transaction. This can easily be done without need for further gun control. Montana does not require gun registration and we intend to help keep it that way.

You are 100% responsible for your for safe, private, legal firearms transactions:

Age: Is the buyer old enough to own this type of firearm?

Citizenship: Are they a US Citizen?

Residency: Are they a Montana Resident?

Felony: Have you checked the CONWEB to ensure they do not have a felony?

Stolen: Have you verified the gun has not been reported stolen?

Identification: Do they have a valid Montana ID or a Concealed Weapons Permit?

Verification: Have you physically verified the ID or CCW and is it current & valid?

Face to face: Are you performing the transaction face to face?

Is the location you are doing the transaction safe?

5 Tips for Buying a Firearm from a Private Seller

Brian T. Phaber, Yahoo Contributor Network ~ May 12, 2011

Not all firearms transactions go through licensed dealers or stores. Individuals can buy, sell, and trade firearms whenever they want to. For these transactions, a state usually has some laws or regulations in place, but they don’t hamper private transactions involving firearms. Buying from a private seller can save you some money or get you a nice weapon that you wouldn’t be able to find at dealers. Here are some tips for getting through the whole process unscathed.

Always test the firearm out before purchasing it.

Obviously, some people selling their firearms might try to pull a fast on on you by selling you a non-working firearm. It’s important that all guns are tested out before they are purchased. You don’t want to end up finding out after-the-fact that you bought a dud of a firearm. Therefore, you should walk away from a seller who won’t allow you to test the weapon or let you watch them test it. Testing these firearms will save you the hassle of getting tricked into buying a faulty firearm.

Check all local, state, and federal requirements for private firearms transactions.

Many states require that all handgun transactions be reported to the department of justice (DOJ) for that state. Typically, long gun transactions don’t need to be reported. If you are buying a gun from a private seller, then you have to check with all applicable laws on the matter. Doing so will protect you from any legal problems that can stem from failure to adhere to all laws involving the transaction. Fortunately, you usually won’t have to do anything more than report a change in ownership – if you even do need to.

Make sure the gun still has its serial number.

Virtually all handguns and long guns come with a manufacturer’s serial number. These numbers are recorded when the gun is first bought from a dealer so that the police and government agencies know who to tie a firearm to. With that in mind, you should always make sure that the weapon you want to buy still has a serial number on it. You should be a little wary if the number is filed off or doesn’t exist. In the end, you definitely don’t want to find out that you bought a stolen firearm.

Inspect the gun yourself or get it inspected.

When you go to buy a gun from someone, you should take a few minutes to inspect it yourself. In some cases, you can get the weapon inspected by a dealer or handler. You want to make sure that all parts are intact. Also, you might want the firearm to have its original parts. Checking to see that everything is all right with the gun will save you the trouble later on. Testing the weapon is necessary but won’t allow you to catch some of the other possible issues with the weapon.

Make sure that you can legally buy a firearm!

Fortunately, most people won’t have to think twice about their eligibility for gun purchasing and ownership. You should make sure that you are eligible for gun ownership in your state if you have any second thoughts about it though. For instance, someone who spent time in jail or dealt with the law as a child might want to check with their local police department or scour the Internet for answers. Small things can bar a person from gun ownership if they have had run-ins with the law, so it’s always smart to make sure that you can legally buy the gun that you want.

Good luck with all private firearms purchases!

Dealing with a personal seller to buy a firearm isn’t that difficult. For the most part, you just need to protect yourself from getting scammed or breaking the law by not reporting the transaction when necessary. You can get some pretty great deals and find some amazing firearms by going through a private seller. In the end, you shouldn’t worry about anything going wrong, but you should never be careless about buying something from someone else.

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Facebook to Use Image Recognition to Crackdown on Gun Sellers?

Source: Facebook to Use Image Recognition Software to Crackdown on Gun Sellers?

Facebook. The social network. A hotbed for gun buying and selling. Still.

That’s correct, even with all sorts of high tech ways to monitor its users, Facebook is still a preferred platform for many gun owners to transfer, buy, sell and trade firearms. I’m sure you’re wondering, How can that be? Didn’t Facebook ban private person-to-person sales earlier this year?

Yes, it did. And anti-gunners gleefully celebrated the decision, suggesting that it was a major victory for the gun-control movement.

“Moms are grateful for Facebook’s leadership today in announcing that they will end all unlicensed gun sales arranged on their platforms,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, following the February announcement.

“Two years ago, our campaign to get Facebook to change how their platforms host firearm sales resulted in nine new policies to curb children’s exposure to guns and to clarify state laws around selling and buying guns online,” continued Watts.

“Our continued relationship with Facebook resulted in today’s even stronger stance, which will prevent dangerous people from getting guns and save American lives,” said Watts.

But, what we’re seeing now is that although Facebook banned gun sales in principle, in practice it’s virtually done nothing to enforce the new rule. Well, that’s not entirely true. It relies on “community policing” to enforce the ban. What does that mean? It means it’s relying on users to report posts that have guns for sale in them.

“We rely on reports from our community of 1.5 billion people to help us enforce our community standards which prohibit any attempts by unauthorized dealers to purchase, sell, or trade firearms on our site,” said a Facebook spokesperson to Forbes. “Any piece of content on Facebook ­including posts, photos, videos, and messages ­can be reported. When something is reported to us, our team investigates and removes any content that violates our terms.”

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Video: Hunt Right Montana – Take Pride in Hunter Ethics

“Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching” ~ Aldo Leopold


Ethics, unlike laws, are specific to each individual. Every hunter must develop his own set of rules for honorable behavior while afield. However, like honor, a basic code of conduct exists. The following tenets should be followed at all times:

Follow Fair Chase principles, giving the animal a reasonable opportunity to escape.The contest is between its survival instincts and your skill and cunning. Too many technological advantages reduces it to mere killing, not hunting. Do not take advantage of an animal in distress.

Make a clean kill. Avoid shooting at running animals, through obstacles, or from great distances. Only take shots you’re certain you can make. Avoid wounding an animal at all costs.

Develop your skills. Attain and maintain hunting abilities that allow you to make better choices and cleaner kills. Shoot your weapon often, and from the positions in which you’ll find yourself while afield.

Know your limits. And do not exceed them. This goes for your equipment, too. If an animal is too large or too far from the vehicle for you to pack it out without spoilage, don’t take the shot.

Be safe. Know your backdrop and practice proper weapon-handling. Do not endanger yourself or others.

Show respect. For the animal. Like you, wildlife are living creatures just trying to make a go of it in this world. Give them the respect they deserve. Do not waste harvested game.

For others. Close gates behind you, be courteous to other hunters, and be considerate of non-hunters.

For Montana. Know and honor local and regional customs.

For the environment. Regard the landscape as holy ground and treat it as such. Do not litter or drive over fragile vegetation. Support conservation efforts.

For the future. Behave in a way that reflects well upon hunting and hunters, helping to ensure that future generations will enjoy the same privileges we do today.

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CBS Video: Guns as a way of life in the Northwest

CBS: Guns as a way of life in Wyoming

March 13, 2016, 10:01 AM|In the wide-open spaces of the American West, guns are woven into the tapestry of life in ways city-dwellers may not understand. Ted Koppel visits the town of Cody, Wyoming, to find out how, for the majority of families, guns are inseparable from a way of life.

Enjoy another timeless video classic below just for Montana.

Are There Montana Gun Trader Groups Elsewhere?

For The Record – There are NO GROUPS at any other social networks bearing this sites name associated in any way to this website, domain or its local owner.

There is one Facebook Page still associated to this website that is in no way promoted. It is simply there as a place for users to find this site in search because facebook has taken over most of those searches in most search engines. If members are a part of said groups, that is entirely up to them. Exercise online firearms freedoms elsewhere as long as you possibly can. Hopefully it doesn’t aggravate or challenge them into taking a stand as facebook has now done after gun control zealots invade and start reporting groups and posts as they have done at facebook.

We’ve done this too many times to put all of our eggs into other billionaire network baskets to risk losing what takes years to build. Each time it happens gun owners are divided and scattered in various directions only to see it happen time and again.

How many times do we have to lose connections and move to another network before we build our own? This site has had this in mind at every turn since purchasing the domain years ago. It has been a backup plan for just such an eventuality.

That being said we are very tolerant. We still give registered users the ability to link to their favorite social networks directly on their profile page. Either for quick reference for them or for friends to find them on other networks, this option is available.

Click edit profile after logging in to find locations to link the networks you’d like a button for to appear on your profile page. Only logged in members are able to view these links. These can be linked to your personal pages or any favorite page at those networks. Logged in users can click the photo to see my page as an example. More of these can easily be added, get in here and send me a message to make the suggestion.

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