How to sell a handgun out of state


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gilfo
September 19, 2009, 08:11 PM
I am in Fla and the purchaser id in another state. How do I make the transfer of a handgun? Can I send it to his FFL or do I need to ship it thru a local FFL?
I tried to do a search but couldn't come up with any specific.
Thanks

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barneyrw
September 19, 2009, 09:10 PM
You can legally send a handgun to another state but you have to send it to an FFL in the other state. They usually want you to include a copy of your drivers licence. You should have the FFL FAX or send you a copy of his FFL and the address on the FFL is where you send it. Call the FFL to make sure he is willing to accept it from a private individual, most will. You cannot use the US Postal Service, you must send it by UPS or FedEx. It's usually easier to tell UPS or FedEx it is something else otherwise they want you to send it overnight which is expensive.

nalioth
September 19, 2009, 09:37 PM
Everything you wanted to know, and probably some stuff you've not thought about:

Shipping a gun - who, what, where, why and how - Saiga-12.com (http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=34686&st=0&p=309736&fromsearch=1&#entry309736)

barneyrw is trying to be helpful, but he is offering his opinion on the FFL license. As an unlicensed person, you do not need a copy of the license - you just have to confirm that the receiver IS an FFL holder.

The linked page above has all the laws, and shippers policies and how to tell if someone is an actual FFL holder.

wnycollector
September 20, 2009, 09:13 AM
One caveat to You can legally send a handgun to another state but you have to send it to an FFL in the other state....some states (like NY) require an FFL to be on BOTH ends of the transaction.

nalioth
September 20, 2009, 04:22 PM
...some states (like NY) require an FFL to be on BOTH ends of the transaction. This is untrue.

Some FFL holders perpetrate this myth due to some misguided understanding of reality.

As it happens, instead of saying " "I" (the business owner) don't want to accept your firearm from you", they just blame it on a non-existent state law.

barneyrw
September 20, 2009, 08:44 PM
I only said that to verify that the recpient is in fact an FFL and the address the gun is sent too is also the address of the FFL. If you know for sure the address you are sending the gun to is an FFL, then that works too.

nalioth
September 20, 2009, 08:48 PM
If you know for sure the address you are sending the gun to is an FFL, then that works too.

The how-to ship (http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=34686&st=0&p=309736&fromsearch=1&#entry309736) link I posted has instructions on how to verify a FFL w/o any paper involved.

Knowledge is power.

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