How to Sell a Gun in New Jersey

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New Jersey is known for having some of the strictest gun laws in the United States, coming in just behind California. Selling a gun in Garden State requires a thorough understanding of both state and federal laws and regulations. This comprehensive guide delves into these laws and offers practical advice for successfully selling a gun in New Jersey while adhering to the highest safety standards.

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Published On:
June 14, 2023
Updated On:
June 18, 2024
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General Questions & Answers

Where can I legally sell a gun in New Jersey?

To legally sell a firearm in New Jersey, you can sell it to a licensed firearms dealer or through a private sale. When selling to a licensed dealer, they will handle most of the legalities and paperwork. Private sales, while more complex, are also an option. For a private sale, the buyer must possess a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card for long guns or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun for handguns. You'll also need to report the transaction to the New Jersey State Police using the appropriate form and conduct the transaction in a safe public place, such as a police station.

How to sell an inherited gun in New Jersey?

Selling an inherited firearm in New Jersey requires adherence to specific regulations for the safety of both seller and buyer. First, the type of firearm - handgun, rifle, or shotgun - must be identified as different rules apply to each. Ensure the firearm you're selling is legal under New Jersey law. Once confirmed, locate a buyer who must be eligible to purchase and possess a firearm as per state law; this includes being at least 18 years old for rifles and shotguns and 21 for handguns. In New Jersey, firearms transactions necessitate an intermediary Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL), such as a gun store, who performs a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check on the buyer. The sale can only proceed if the buyer passes this check. The transaction is recorded by the FFL dealer, and both parties must fill out a state transaction record form (NJSP 671) to be submitted to the New Jersey State Police; both seller and gun buyer should keep a copy. Lastly, the income from the sale must be reported in your taxes

Is it legal to sell a gun in New Jersey?

Yes, you can sell a gun in New Jersey, but the process is strictly regulated by law. Generally, private gun sales must be processed through a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL), and the purchaser must have a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (FPIC) and a permit for each handgun being purchased. Also, for private handgun sales, the seller must report the sale to the state police.

Are private gun sales allowed in New Jersey?

Yes, Private firearm sales in New Jersey are allowed, but they must go through an FFL dealer. This means that both the buyer and the seller of a handgun would need to visit an FFL dealer and complete the necessary paperwork and background check.

What are the rules for gun ownership in New Jersey?

Prior to purchasing a firearm in New Jersey, all prospective purchasers must obtain either a permit to purchase a handgun (one permit per handgun purchase) or a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (FPIC) (one card allows unlimited rifle and shotgun purchases), from local law enforcement or the New Jersey State Police (NJSP).

Is New Jersey an open-carry state?

No, New Jersey is not an open-carry state. If you want to carry a gun in New Jersey, you need a New Jersey Permit to Carry a Handgun (PCH). This permit is required to carry a firearm in the state, and concealed carry is only legal with a New Jersey PCH. These permits are issued to both residents and non-residents.

Why can't I carry a gun in New Jersey?

Since public safety weighs mightily against a specific individual's right to carry a firearm in New Jersey, the state statutory and regulatory scheme aims to lessen opportunities for guns to cause injuries and deaths.

Can I own an AR 15 in New Jersey?

The state prohibits the possession and transfer of assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines. Automatic weapons are prohibited as well as any gun that comes under the state's legal definition of an assault weapon. For example, AR-15 rifles must not have certain features such as flash suppressors, folding or telescoping stocks, or pistol grips in order to be legal in New Jersey. Even with these modifications, the rifle is still subject to additional regulations and may require a specific permit.

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By choosing a reputable buyer like Cash for Arms, you can ensure a safe and secure sale of your firearm, protecting yourself from potential legal complications.

When selling a gun in New Jersey, always abide by federal, state, and local regulations to ensure a legal, secure, and profitable transaction. By following the tips and recommendations provided above, you can successfully navigate the process of selling your firearm.

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