If you’re a seasoned firearm owner, you may have thought about selling your rifle or handgun to a private party. Changes to state and federal laws have created confusion over who can and cannot sell firearms. These changes can make it difficult to determine if you can sell or purchase from a private party.
Keep reading to learn more about the pros and cons of private gun sales.
Selling Guns: Why Would Someone Want to Sell Privately?
Private sales are a great option if you want:
Selling Guns Privately: Is It Legal?
The short answer is yes, but there can be several or few rules to abide by depending on where you live, where your buyer lives, what kind of firearm you are trying to sell and if you have an FFL.
Selling Guns: What State Do You Live In?
Your state of residence makes a significant difference when it comes to the ease of privately purchasing or selling a firearm. Some states have more stringent rules than others. More restrictive states may implement regulations like:
- You have to transfer through a licensed firearms dealer.
- All transfers require a ten-day waiting period.
- All parties have to be present at the dealer’s place of business during the transaction.
It’s essential to check around to see what your state’s policies are regarding legal firearm transfer.
How Can I Privately Sell My Gun?
Whether you are selling online, in-person or through an FFL, there are a few steps you will need to take when selling your firearm.
Even if you don’t sell online, it’s a good idea to use an FFL for a background check if you don't know the buyer. You should have peace-of-mind once you make your exchange.
Regardless if you are buying or selling firearms, you should always use safe storage methods to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
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