Any individual who sells a gun to a friend or family member could be required to get a Federal Firearms or gun dealer’s license and then do a federal background check on the buyer under President Obama’s latest set of executive orders.
White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters that the details of the transaction will determine whether an individual must get a license.
“ATF will make clear that whether you are ‘engaged in the business’ depends on the facts and circumstances,” Jarrett said. “On factors such as: whether you represent yourself as a dealer, such as making business cards or taking credit card statements. Whether you sell firearms shortly after they’re acquired or whether you buy or sell in the original packaging.”
Jarrett and Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the rules could impact people selling as few as one or two guns.