Illegal Government Gun Show
If you get together with a group of people to buy/sell/trade guns, and you have more than 25 guns present and available for transfer, this falls under gun show rules and there is a requirement that background checks be run, and that and FFL licensed dealer be present.
This weekend, Cease Fire Oregon had a gun buyback in Portland. There were more than 25 guns present and available for transfer, but there was no FFL licensed dealer present, and there were no background checks being performed.
A citizen journalist confronted the people running the buyback, the Mayor of Portland, and others about the fact that they were committing a class A misdemeanor. Their argument is that since the guns were being destroyed, they were not being transferred. According to the state statute, that is not the case.
Our legal expert Bruce McCain joined me on the program today, and he agrees that it was technically illegal to run the buyback the way that they did...