copyright the Chronicle January 13, 2016
by Tena Starr
A couple of months ago I became the owner of a World War II issue Yugoslavian Mauser.
The story behind that unlikely purchase is complicated, but part of it had to do with the San Bernardino shootings.
Aware that the gun control debate was about to start up again, I wondered just how hard, or easy, it actually is to buy a gun.
One way to find out was to buy one.
Even though I grew up in Vermont in a family with a gun cabinet, went hunting with my father as a kid, and made sure both my children knew how to shoot, I had never owned, or bought, a gun.
So I asked about the Mauser, got a break on the price, and bought it.
This is what it entailed: I filled out the paperwork, which isn’t lengthy, and basically asks… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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