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What are laws governing a private citizen that has bought a handgun from a retai

  1. profile image47
    boundersposted 7 years ago

    What are laws governing a private citizen that has bought a handgun from a retail outlet and...

    then selling or swapping that handgun to another legal person who has a CCW.

  2. mlowell profile image77
    mlowellposted 7 years ago

    As far as I know, you just have to write a bill of sale. The gun must be sold to someone in the same state as you live in, and a copy of the drivers license is sometimes asked from the seller of the buyer.

  3. rulalenska profile image87
    rulalenskaposted 6 years ago

    Maybe in person a bill of sale and driver's license is enough, but if you go through the mails or a delivery service, FFLs will probably have to be involved.

  4. Jack Burton profile image81
    Jack Burtonposted 5 years ago

    This is a state by state question and usually a CCW has no bearing on the question. In some states, such as California, each firearm sale even between private individuals MUST go through a federally licensed firearms dealer. In Illinois the buyer must have a current FOID card.

    In other states, such as Indiana, private sales just between two people are perfectly legal as long as the seller has no reason to believe the buyer is a prohibited from owning a firearm.

    If you buy a firearm with the intent to sell or give it to a person you know is prohibited from owning a firearm you have committed a federal felony. If ANY person, prohibited or not, gives you money specifically to purchase a gun for them and you do just that, it is also a federal felony.

    It is perfectly legal to purchase a firearm as a gift for someone such as a wife, a son, or a brother as long as they are not the ones giving you the money to make the purchase.