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Can anyone confirm that an FTF handgun sale MUST be to someone who lives in your own state? I think I remember reading somewhere that if a handgun sale crosses a state line, that the sale must go through an FFL. I have a potential buyer for my Ruger that lives in Columbia, SC and wants to know if I'll meet him near the state line for a FTF. I think that's a felony though.
 

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That's what I thought. I have another buyer also. He wants me to ship it to his out of state FFL. I put FTF in GA in the ad, but he said to let him know if I don't sell it locally and he will buy it if I ship.
 

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No to Long Guns

Although you asked about a handgun, a poster above said that long guns can be sold between residents of different states in a Face-to-Face transaction. I don't think so. I have heard the federal law allows for an FFL dealer to sell or transfer you a long gun even if you live in another state, if the purchase is fully compliant with the laws of both the state of the sale and the state you will take the gun back to, but I did not think that this exception applies to private sales between individuals.

I have not researched the federal laws about this in a while, but when this question came up in my life, and I wanted to sell a deer rifle to a guy from SC and I was a resident of GA, I tried to find a legal way to do it without getting an FFL involved. I couldn't. So I ended up meeting him at his local gun shop in SC. I transferred the gun to the dealer in his state, and that dealer transferred it to him, for a $30 service charge. Unless the law has changed since 2001, that's how I think it has to work, with at least one FFL dealer involved.
 

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Any out of state sale by a non FFL has to go thru an FFL, this is for both rifles and pistols. As an FFL I can sell a rifle or shotgun to a non GA resident, but a pistol could be purchaced by a non resident from me, but I would have to ship it to an FFL in thier home state and they would fill out the 4473 there. There is an exception to this law but it only pertains to family members, i.e. father to son, grand father to grandson type.

Don't do a face to face with anyone who is not a resident of the same state that you live in.

Chris
 

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He didn't want to pay an FFL to receive it or the extra $37 I would have added to the price for actual shipping costs.

I just went to offer #2, who never returned my call yesterday, so I went with offer #3. I'm meeting him in Sugar Hill tomorrow night to complete our transaction.
 

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He didn't want to pay an FFL to receive it or the extra $37 I would have added to the price for actual shipping costs.
Maybe he was just an ATF agent trying to do a "sting" on a GCO member. :lol:
 

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GAGunOwner said:
Adam5 said:
He didn't want to pay an FFL to receive it or the extra $37 I would have added to the price for actual shipping costs.
Maybe he was just an ATF agent trying to do a "sting" on a GCO member. :lol:
Or, maybe he's one of Bloomberg's PIs. I hate to even think about it, but I gues something like an ATF sting is possible. :handcuffs:

If you go to prison, :jail: can I use your guns until you get out?

Unless you know the guy fairly well and are willing to risk prison for him, I'd recommend you follow the laws very, very, very stringently and carefully.
 
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