you missed the point. it was about private sales. Of course a licenced dealer with would be the best bet, but most private seller are NOT FFL dealers. second I recommend checking at a police or sheriff dept. and left links to websites to run serial numbers so you don't have anything on me. and finally FYI you don't need "connections" to act like your going to buy and sell at a gun shop or pawn shop this covers the background check on the gun AND the person as well as its so simple. Again it was about private sales and its an easy way to check the person that cost nothing and you don't need "connections"To avoid bying a stolen gun, I do one of two things:
1. I buy from Federally licensed dealers
2. When I have bought from private individuals I first run the serial number thru the database at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website. Any person can do this, you don't have to have "connections". If the seller is in too much of a hurry to give me time to do that, he can sell it to someone else. I don't want it.