I've been busy the last couple of days putting a few guns on GunBroker for sale. It's kind of a time-consuming operation. I have to take numerous pictures of the gun from different angles, work on the pictures to make sure they will show up looking nice on the Internet. Then fill out some GunBroker forms, and write a description of the firearm. That all sounds simple but it takes me a long time to do it.
For those of you that aren't familiar with selling a gun on the Internet let me assure you that all state and federal regulations have to be followed to the letter or you get in big trouble if they aren't.
The first thing that happens is I have to receive some money, no gun moves until the seller receives the cash. Along with the money the buyer has to send me a copy of a gun dealers federal firearms license, known in the trade as an FFL. And then I send the gun to the address of the gun store on the FFL. The buyer then comes to the gun store fills out federal form 4473, goes through a background check, pays the gun dealer a small fee for handling the transaction, and after a waiting period If required, takes the gun home.
So actually I'm not selling an individual a gun. I'm sending the gun to a licensed gun dealer who then sells the gun to the buyer. And all of that is what I'm in the process of doing right now.
There's also a lot of questions people have about the guns I'm selling and that keeps me on the Internet for a while longer. And then there's packing up the gun and taking it to FedEx to be shipped out, all in all its very time-consuming and has got me missing the halcyon days of life in the desert when I had nothing more important to do all day than feed myself.