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Transfer of a Firearm.

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by jkalantzis, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. jkalantzis

    jkalantzis

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    I hope this is the right forum for this topic, my question is if I live in Fl. and I want to sell my handgun FTF in Fl but the person who is buying it lives in GA but drives down to purchase it am I ok? Please advise.
     
  2. MrVvrroomm

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    No. The only way this can be done is for him to take possession of it in GA from an FFL.

    You cannot legally transfer a handgun from one state to another face-to-face.
     

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    I was under the impression that as long as the seller and the buyer were residents of FL and the buyer was not legally prohibited to own a gun you were good to go. So, it is my understanding that no, this needs to be sent to an FFL in GA. I am sure more knowlegable fellows will chip in.

    Blessing
     
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    Quiet Casino Goon

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    Federal laws require handguns to be transfered through a FFL dealer in the buyer's state of residence.
     
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    That's a no go.
     
  6. tampashooters

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    In Florida, as a private seller you can sell to whomever you wish, as long as they are eligible Florida residents, and over 18.

    However, If your buyer is not a resident of Florida, then an FFL dealer will need to transfer the firearm to an FFL dealer in Georgia.
     
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    Either you need to mail it to a GA FFL or drive up to an FFL in GA and have the buyer meet you there to fill out the usual paperwork and complete the transfer.
     
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    Fed Five Oh NRA Member

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    I'm sure you ment "mail" in the generic sense, but just so there is no misunderstanding with the OP, one has to be an FFL to mail a handgun through the U.S. Postal Service. If your're not an FFL you could ship it Fed Ex or UPS to a GA FFL. Be sure the GA FFL will accept a shipped firearm from an individual, as some don't understand the law and needlessly require that the shipper be an FFL.
     
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    No, you would be committing a felony under federal law. If you go to Georgia and meet him at a gun shop and transfer the gun through the FFL, I believe you would be OK, but I don't believe there is any legal method for him to receive a handgun in Florida.
     
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    I believe all the advice here is valid, but it assumes that the buyer is a GA resident. The fact that he is "driving down from GA" may mean he is a GA resident ( you need FFL). It could also be the case that he is a FL resident working temporarily in GA... What state issued his DL? Did he tell you he is a GA resident ? Ask him and you'll know the answer.
     
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    Are you even required to ask what state they're from if you were to put an ad in the paper and someone showed up to buy?

    There's no way to check to see if someone's a felon. Could you really get in trouble over it?
     
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    This is why I don't ask questions when selling firearms. I don't want to know your life story, just give me the cash and hit the bricks.
     
  13. FLglockdude

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    You should always ask to see an in-state DL to make sure that they are a resident of your state.

    You are fine as long as you aren't aware of the person being a felon. A bill of sale with a paragraph on it that says they are for no reason ineligible to be in possession of a firearm, both parties names, and the gun's make/model and serial number is advisable.
     
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    You are under no obligation to find out if the buyer is a Florida resident but you are supposed to not knowingly sell to an out of state resident. But if he has a Florida driver's license it would be a go or if he has property in Florida it would be a go. Some people have two driver's licenses and they can technically buy in either state. Just don't get caught up in a sting. Good luck.
     
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    You're responsible in terms of making sure the buyer is a state resident and he/she's of age. You're not responsible for a background check, nor is it necessary when a private transaction is made. Although as a seller, you can request that potential buyers possess a carry permit.