Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
User Panel

Site Notices
Posted: 4/28/2001 2:57:52 AM EST
Is there a law saying you can't buy a handgun from a pivate individual? If so when did it come in effect?

Link Posted: 4/28/2001 3:02:54 AM EST
No. Unless, of course, you're a felon. Or have a history of mental illness, or have a history of domestic abuse.
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 3:47:45 AM EST
Don't forget-it varies by state.  I believe in Kalifornia you may not buy from an individual, it must go through an FFL.  Pure, evil BS if you ask me.
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 3:27:18 PM EST
Even in NJ, it's legal to buy a handgun from an individual.  It still has to be registered after the sale & before you cantake posession, but it's legal.

Link Posted: 4/29/2001 1:06:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 4:41:13 AM EST
No FFL is required for private transfer in NY. The seller is required to retain the "purchase order" provided by the buyer and both parties are required to report the transaction via a permit amendment to their county permit issuing agency who reports all transactions to the NYSP. Some counties require that you amend your permit prior to the private transfer.

The NYSP maintain a database of all handgun transactions/registrations in NY. Currently there are in excess of 1,100,000 registered handguns in NY.

The NYSP also maintain a separate database of all handguns registered to a NYS LEO.
Close Join Our Mail List to Stay Up To Date! Win a FREE Membership!

Sign up for the ARFCOM weekly newsletter and be entered to win a free ARFCOM membership. One new winner* is announced every week!

You will receive an email every Friday morning featuring the latest chatter from the hottest topics, breaking news surrounding legislation, as well as exclusive deals only available to ARFCOM email subscribers.

By signing up you agree to our User Agreement. *Must have a registered ARFCOM account to win.
Top Top