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Selling a gun from me to FFL

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by CST, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. CST

    CST

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    If I am selling a handgun to someone in another state....If their FFL allows it, can I send it to the FFL or does my FFL have to do the transfer to his FFL?

    Can this law vary from state to state? I've done various transfers over the years for bolt guns and ARs but they are considered long guns...

    thanks!
     
  2. Mongosafari

    Mongosafari El diablo verde

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    Handguns crossing state lines should be shipped from one FFL holder to another.
     

  3. cabindriver

    cabindriver NRA Life Member

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    You can send it to the FFL. It has to go through a UPS or FedEx hub, not the storefronts. I would want a copy of the FFL and verify it with the ATF. It may be easier and cheaper to use an FFL.
     
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  4. gregw

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    Why? There is no Federal law that requires this.
     
  5. mad.gunsmith

    mad.gunsmith NRA and GSSF Life Member Silver Member

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    just ship it to the FFL completely legal
     
  6. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

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    Here goes my standard answer again-

    Research this yourself through the ATF to be sure. Why would you rely on an internet bulletin board to give you the correct answer to a question that could have such a serious impact to you, if you do the wrong thing?

    Go look it up on the ATF website, and connect with them to confirm if you can't figure it out from the docs they publish.

    NEVER TRUST AN INTERNET FORUM TO GIVE YOU THE ANSWER TO A LEGAL QUESTION LIKE THIS.

    No offense to anyone who answered, it's just a pet peeve.

    If you are asking where the law resides on the ATF site, or what ATF publication contains it, that is a different story.
     
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  7. wellcraft

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    it's perfectly legal for a Non-FFL to ship a handgun across state lines to a receiving FFL just like you would with a rifle. with that said there are a few things to consider like:

    1. some FFL's will not accept a firearm from a Non-FFL.
    2. handguns need to be shipped UPS/FEDEX overnight which is expensive
    3. Non-FFL can not ship handguns via USPS
    4. some FFL's will not send a copy of their license to a Non-FFL
    5. some FFL's may require the sender to include a copy of their DL w/the handgun
     
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  8. cpelliott

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    The feds only requires that you send it to an FFL in their state. Some states however require you to use an FFL on the sending end. For instance if you live in NY, you are required to use an FFL for sending. Check your state laws.