Unlicensed sales are allowed by law.

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  • True. U.S. Code § 922 implies that unlicensed sellers have the authority to determine whether a buyer is prohibited from buying a gun.
  • True, and the laws should be revised or repealed.

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  • This law allows private gun sales by UNlicensed sellers, same as you can sell your car without being a licensed car dealer.
  • U.S. Code § 922 states:
"It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person" is prohibited by law from buying or possessing a gun. 
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/922

That implies that the law allows sales by an unlicensed seller.

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