Just so everyone knows; with regard to the news stories about Obama’s “executive actions” on guns, basically nothing is changing, and Obama is just pandering to the anti-gun left. He simply wants the ATF / FBI to more vigorously spend time pursuing who is or is not “engaged in the business of selling” as far as deeming who had ought to get an FFL license, which has been defined for a long long time in federal law as: “someone who devotes time, attention, and labor to selling firearms as a regular course of trade with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the sale or distribution of firearms”. The term “with principal objective of livelihood & profit” is further defined as: “the intent underlying the sale or disposition of firearms is predominantly one of obtaining livelihood through pecuniary gain, as opposed to other intents such as improving or liquidating a personal firearms collection”.
This firearms law is for determining who had ought to be required to have an FFL license, and who had not, and applies equally to an ammunition manufacturer, importer, distributor, etc… NOTHING is changing in the law however, although I am sure Obama and some in his administration would like for the definitions to be more loosely interpreted by the ATF / IRS so as to produce some seemingly meaningful enforcement action as a plausible success.
So basically if you sell guns/ammo locally (person to person) via Facebook or through local classifieds, then you are perfectly fine, and absolutely nothing has changed so long as you are not deriving your principal livelihood or earnings from being a regular gun seller all of the time. Even if you somehow do earn a disproportionate amount from selling guns from time to time, there is an out allowed if it is for the purposes of “trading up” or selling & then buying another gun for your collection (improving your collection), or if you are just doing a one-off liquidation of a firearm collection. << This applies to ammo sales as well, so collectors are seemingly fine, always have been, and are not tracked by the government other than the IRS which generically & randomly audits various persons to determine where significant amounts of income are derived from, “significant” being the operative word. The ATF / FBI presently, and always have had their hands full with real criminals, or people doing illegal machine guns, etc, and I can’t imagine how this will function any more than it already does, aside from possibly a few token enforcements against egregious violators.