How to Sell a Gun in Idaho

Map of Idaho

Selling a firearm in Idaho, like in any U.S. state, involves a keen understanding of the various federal and state laws that dictate the process. From handguns to shotguns and rifles, having comprehensive knowledge of the right procedures for each can be the key to a smooth, legal, and trouble-free transaction. We will explore Idaho's state laws, federal laws, the private sale process, and the intricacies of selling through a Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer.

Map of Idaho
Published On:
June 12, 2023
Updated On:
June 18, 2024
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General Questions & Answers

Is it legal to sell guns in Idaho?

Yes it is legal to sell a gun in Idaho, any individual that is permitted to own a firearm can also sell a firearm in a private transaction.

Do you need a federally-issued ID to buy a gun in Idaho?

Any government-issued identification that includes your photo and current address, such as a state-issued driver's license, should be sufficient. The ID is required to prove your identity and residency.

Can I buy a gun in Idaho if in non-resident?

Residents of other states may purchase a rifle or shotgun in Idaho so long as the purchase conforms to federal law and applicable laws of Idaho and the purchaser's state of residence. Idaho Code §§ 18-3314 and 18-3315.

What do you need to sell firearms in Idaho?

Idaho does not require a permit or background check for the private sale or transfer of firearms between individuals. However, if you are selling firearms as part of a business, federal laws will apply, and you will need a Federal Firearms License (FFL). An Idaho firearm bill of sale is used to document the transfer of a firearm between a buyer and seller in the state of Idaho. This state does not require weapon registration, nor does it require a permit or background check to purchase any rifle, shotgun, or handgun.

Can you buy a gun in Idaho without a license?

Yes, you can. Idaho does not require a license to purchase or possess firearms.

Can a Non-Resident Carry a Gun in Idaho?

Yes. Open carry is legal in Idaho for anyone at least 18 years old who can legally possess a firearm. In addition, any U.S. citizen over the age of 18 who can legally possess a firearm, may lawfully carry a concealed firearm for self-defense without a permit.

Do You Need a Gun Permit in Idaho?

No. No permit is needed to purchase a firearm from a private individual. No background check is required, there is no waiting period, and there is no firearms registration in Idaho. 

Can You Carry a Gun in a Bar in Idaho?

Yes. There is no statute that makes concealed carry illegal in Idaho bars. However, any private business can post signs prohibiting the carrying of weapons on its premises.

How Old Do You Have to Be in Idaho to Get a License to Carry?

The minimum age to carry concealed weapons in Idaho is 21. Idaho issues Concealed Weapons Licenses (CWL) to residents and non-residents. Concealed carry permits require a firearms training course that has been state-approved or experience with a firearm through participation in an organized shooting competition or military service.

Can You Carry a Gun in Your Car in Idaho?

Yes, anyone at least 18 years old who can legally possess a firearm may carry a handgun in a vehicle without a permit.

Can someone from out of state sell a gun in Idaho?

Though Idaho state law may not explicitly require identification for private sales, federal law prohibits the sale of firearms to certain ineligible persons. If the buyer is from out of state, the transaction must be managed by a federally licensed firearms dealer.

What is required to sell a gun in Idaho?

To privately sell a firearm in Idaho, you do not require a license. However, it is strongly recommended that you confirm the buyer's eligibility to own firearms. It's illegal to sell firearms to anyone you know or have reasonable cause to believe is prohibited from owning one. This includes convicted felons, minors, individuals with restraining orders, or individuals with mental illness. Moreover, interstate sales must go through a Federal Firearms Licensee. 

Can you gift someone a gun in Idaho?

In Idaho, private individuals can generally gift firearms to another resident without involving a licensed dealer. However, it is essential to ensure that the recipient is legally eligible to possess a firearm and to comply with federal laws if applicable. 

Does Idaho require a background check for guns?

Idaho does not require background checks for the sale or transfer of firearms between private individuals. This means that individuals can buy or sell firearms in Idaho without undergoing a background check. 

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Note:

Given the intricate nature of firearms law and the legal consequences of non-compliance, it is advisable to inform yourself thoroughly about all pertinent state and federal laws before proceeding with any firearm transaction.

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