Private sellers have the alternative of having the background check done directly by the State Police (bypassing the FFL requirement). The State Police are required to set up tables at all major gun shows, for this purpose. I'm not 100% sure, not having used this system, but I don't think the State Police use the federal Form 4473 for this purpose. Virginia has its own form, which is also used by FFL's in tandem with the federal Form 4473. (The Virginia requirements -- the questions on the Virginia form -- are slightly more restrictive than the questions asked on the Form 4473.)Virginia has gone full communist during Northam's tenure. Now every transfer must go through a FFL.
Last I can confirm, Louisiana is still a private sale state. So no.As the title as asks, I’m curious to know how private sales are lawfully conducted in different states, as well as this follow up question.
Do you know how and where your hard copy 4473 forms are kept ?