So this makes the third time that someone has heard that I will be going down to the Indy 1500 gunshow.
and the third time that someone has asked me to buy them a gun if I saw it down there.
And the third time that I have pointed out that doing so would be a "straw purchase" under ATF rules.
No one wants to break the rules. No one wants to run afoul of the law. All are decent law abiding gun owners. 2 of the three are Concealed Carry license holders. They just can't go, and can't find what they are looking for here.
But no one thought it through. If I did what they asked, then I'd be breaking the law. I could likely do so without getting caught, but still. I'd hate to be wrong about that.
I could, I suppose, take the firearm(s) in question to an FFL and "sell" them to the final recipent.
Stupid rules, but rules nonetheless. Follow 'em or pay the consequences.
I didn't buy anyone any guns.