Miami-Dade Requires BG Check on Private Sales?

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Miami-Dade Requires BG Check on Private Sales?

Post by rug357 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:17 pm

I was told yesterday by my BIL that in Miami-Dade a background check is required for private sales of guns now.
Is this something new? Is this required in other South Florida counties too? Broward, Palm Beach???

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Post by tector » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:43 am

rug357 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:17 pm
I was told yesterday by my BIL that in Miami-Dade a background check is required for private sales of guns now.
Is this something new? Is this required in other South Florida counties too? Broward, Palm Beach???
Only on public property, like the gun show at the Fairgrounds. That has been the law for many, many years.

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Post by N4KVE » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:48 am

Most people just leave the property, & finalize the deal down the road. GARY.

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Post by tector » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:22 am

N4KVE wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:48 am
Most people just leave the property, & finalize the deal down the road. GARY.
Yep.

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Post by Skoll » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:28 am

BG checks on private sales are completely unenforceable and not something you should comply with anyway.
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Post by tector » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:55 pm

Skoll wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:28 am
BG checks on private sales are completely unenforceable and not something you should comply with anyway.
God, maybe 10 years ago they were running stings on them at the Miami gun show. So it was definitely being enforced.

To my recollection Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and and at least one Central Florida county have these rules. Government-as-landlord has leeway not allowed to government-as-government.

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Post by P5 Guy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:34 am

tector wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:55 pm
Skoll wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:28 am
BG checks on private sales are completely unenforceable and not something you should comply with anyway.
God, maybe 10 years ago they were running stings on them at the Miami gun show. So it was definitely being enforced.

To my recollection Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and and at least one Central Florida county have these rules. Government-as-landlord has leeway not allowed to government-as-government.
Orange County home of the tourist trap, Orlando fun show mandates UBC.

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Post by randian » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:25 pm

Skoll wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:28 am
BG checks on private sales are completely unenforceable and not something you should comply with anyway.
Wouldn't such a law violate preemption?

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Post by tector » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:34 pm

It hasn't been found so far. See my post above about government-as-landlord.

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Post by wcontratto » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:47 am

P5 Guy wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:34 am
tector wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:55 pm
Skoll wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:28 am
BG checks on private sales are completely unenforceable and not something you should comply with anyway.
God, maybe 10 years ago they were running stings on them at the Miami gun show. So it was definitely being enforced.

To my recollection Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and and at least one Central Florida county have these rules. Government-as-landlord has leeway not allowed to government-as-government.
Orange County home of the tourist trap, Orlando fun show mandates UBC.
Contrary to popular opinion, the fairgrounds aren't owned by the government. The property is owned by a non-profit corporation, The Central Florida Fair, Inc. The property is not "public" so I am pretty sure the county ordinance is not enforceable. I'm pretty sure the owner of the gun show doesn't mind restricting private sales. Especially since he is also the largest participant in the show and private sales are competition.

That being said, I don't want to be the test case.

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