How To Sell a Gun in New York Safely and Legally

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Need to know how to sell a gun in New York? This guide lays out the legal pathway from ownership verification to finalizing the sale with an FFL. We provide just the essentials to sell your firearm legally without the guesswork.

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Published On:
May 24, 2023
Updated On:
June 18, 2024
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General Questions & Answers

What is the minimum age to sell a firearm in New York?

To sell a long-gun, you must be at least 18 years old. The minimum age to sell a handgun is in New York is 21, with the exception of inherited handguns.

Do I need to conduct a background check for a private sale?

Absolutely, every private firearm sale in New York must be facilitated through a licensed FFL dealer, who will perform the requisite NCIC background check.

How do I report a gun sale to local law enforcement?

Handgun sales must be reported to the New York State Police within 24 hours using Form PPB-2. If there are additional local reporting requirements, those must also be adhered to.

Can I sell a firearm to an out-of-state buyer?

Yes, but such sales must be processed through a licensed FFL located in the buyer's state of residence.

Can I gift a gun in New York State?

Gifting a gun is permitted in New York State, provided that the same legal procedures as selling a gun are followed.

What are the legal consequences of selling a firearm to a prohibited person in New York?

Selling a firearm to someone who is legally prohibited from owning one is a class D felony in New York, potentially leading to up to 7 years in prison. This offense is also punishable under federal law, with penalties including up to 10 years in prison and significant fines.

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Now it should be clear – New York is tough on firearms. In fact, New York has some of the most stringent gun laws in the entire country. Navigating these regulations requires diligence and a thorough understanding, especially given the rigorous background check processes, severe legal penalties for non-compliance, and the intricate details involved in every transaction. We hope this article has been helpful to you, whether you have to sell a firearm in New York for yourself, or you are just researching. If you have further questions, please direct them to support@cashforarms.com and we would be happy to point you in the right direction.

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