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I have a friend who recently purchased a new pistol and is selling his old pistol. I would like to purchase his old pistol, but I am very new to this. I understand I need to obtain a GWL, but what else needs to be done for a second hand gun sale? I appreciate any help you all can give me. Thanks!
 

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Its my understanding that a firearm can be sold to another resident that's legally able to own a firearm without the need to involve a dealer.

You certainly don't need a GWL to buy from a person or a retail store.
 

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Hmmm... so no GWL. Do I need to register the pistol somehow? My thinking is, it just can't be so simple as he sells it to me and that's the end of it. Maybe I am wrong. I know Georgia has pretty lax gun laws.
 

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Nope. No registrations in Georgia are required. For any legal purposes, a bill of sale would be recommended, but it's not required. It would be only to protect either party should the firearm be used in a crime or something like that.
 

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All of the above is true, provided there are no other prohibitions to you owning a firearm. If your records clear, buy away! You must be 18 to buy from an individual, and 21 to buy from an FFL dealer.
 

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Dirty J said:
Kennisau said:
I know Georgia has pretty lax gun laws.
I would say they are as they should be and other states are too involved in private party transactions :righton:
This. "...shall not be infringed..." is also in our State constitution.

Firearm registration is prohibited in Georgia (from what I understand -- I don't have a code section to quote).

As for a having a gun safe, there is no "requirement" for that either. If you want one then get one -- if you don't, then don't. YOU are responsible for the safety of your weapons, (falls under the "keep" portion of "...keep and bear arms..."). It is YOUR responsibility to decide what "safe storage" means and to deal with whatever consequences may result from that decision.

Some people have very valuable coin collections. Some of those people lock them in a safe while others keep them on display on their walls.

Freedom and responsibility are two sides of the same coin.
 

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Kennisau said:
Hmmm... so no GWL. Do I need to register the pistol somehow? My thinking is, it just can't be so simple as he sells it to me and that's the end of it. Maybe I am wrong. I know Georgia has pretty lax gun laws.
This is normal for our nation. Places that put on heavy restrictions are abnormal.

Let me guess. You're not from around these parts?
 
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