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VA Person to Person Sale Laws

Discussion in 'Legal' started by andrewdl007, Apr 21, 2008.

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  1. andrewdl007

    andrewdl007 Member

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    I am 100 percent legal to buy anything in the state of Virginia, how does Person to Person sales work. I understand you dont have to register the gun if you buy it, but doesnt that mean that the previus owner would still be registered to the gun if anything happened. I tried looking up the laws but tthey werent that clear to me. Thanks.
     
  2. chris in va

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    No registration in VA. Just make a reasonable effort to verify they aren't a felon, etc as per the law. If you feel better about it, just do the transaction at a gun store.

    The buyer has to be a VA resident. I like to see their drivers license, or even better a CC permit.

    I've done a few FTF sales here in VA, it's no big deal.
     
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    FTF sales here are pretty easy, as chris in va said. You can also sell to military personnel stationed in Virginia; you just want to see their military ID and a copy of their stationing orders.
     
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    Owners of machine guns in Virginia have to register with the state within 24 hours of taking posession. For everything else, FTF transactions are perfectly legal as long as all Federal laws are followed, and there are no registration/licensing requirements by the state.
     
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    I have done it a bunch of times. It's a nice to live in a state where you can sell guns that way.
     
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    All that's required is to ensure that they are legal residents of VA and ensure that they are over 21 for handgun sales.

    The way I do sales in VA is via a Bill of Sale that both parties sign and date with a description of the firearm, serial number and Driver's License number. Then, both parties get a copy and there's a quasi paper trail established. I do this in case I get a call from the ATF asking about a gun I sold 2 years ago being used in a crime. I can show the Bill of Sale as proof that I no longer have the gun and indeed sold it to X person, who now needs to be interviewed.

    That's reasonable to me.
     
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    "All that's required is to ensure that they are legal residents of VA and ensure that they are over 21 for handgun sales. "

    Private sales of handguns can be made to anyone 18 or over in Virginia.

    § 18.2-309. Furnishing certain weapons to minors; penalty.

    A. If any person sells, barters, gives or furnishes, or causes to be sold, bartered, given or furnished, to any minor a dirk, switchblade knife or bowie knife, having good cause to believe him to be a minor, such person shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

    B. If any person sells, barters, gives or furnishes, or causes to be sold, bartered, given or furnished, to any minor a handgun, having good cause to believe him to be a minor, such person shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony. This subsection shall not apply to any transfer made between family members or for the purpose of engaging in a sporting event or activity.

    (Code 1950, § 18.1-344; 1960, c. 358; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1992, c. 487; 1993, c. 855.)
     
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