First, let me start this out by saying this is all hypothetical. I was curious as to the legalities of paying for someone else's gun. I have a scenario that I think is legal, but just in case, I wanted some input to confirm. Let me elaborate: Say person A wants to buy a gun from B. Person A is a Georgia resident and a citizen with a clean record, but he's poor and he barely speaks English. I decide to take it upon myself to be his Santa and "micromanage" the deal between them because person A is very dear to me. I contact person B, who is selling a gun. I set up a deal, I pay for the gun on A's behalf, and tell person B to go to person A's house for the meet and the transfer of the gun. The gun is paid for, but for person A to get the gun, he still has to show his licence to person B. When person B sees that all is well, he gives person A the gun and all is well. Person A is happy with his new gun. I don't consider it a straw-man because I'm not buying the gun using my own credentials and giving it to person A. Essentially, the deal is still between A and B. I'm just doing all the work for A so he doesn't have to. He still has to go through the legal process. The cash is simply coming from me. It would be the same as me giving person A the cash, and telling him to go pay for the gun himself. I'm just trying to take as much of the load off as possible. The less steps for A, the better. I don't even think I would classify as a middle man.