Dealer acts as an intermediary between prospective buyers and sellers. Dealer is an agent employed to bargain and contract between other persons in matters of trade, commerce, or navigation. A dealer is also said to be someone who purchases and maintains inventory of goods under an authorization for sale or distribution in a particular area.
Dealer is defined under 26 USCA § 861 (g) as "any person not a manufacturer or importer engaged within the continental United States, in the business of selling firearms. The term 'dealer' shall include wholesalers, pawnbrokers, and dealers in used firearms." [United States v. Adams, 11 F. Supp. 216, 217 (S.D. Fla. 1935)].