How to Sell a Gun in Washington

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In Washington State, specific laws govern the sale of firearms. Knowing these state laws is crucial when selling a gun to another person and sellers must stay well-informed to ensure a legal and hassle-free transaction. This blog post aims to guide you through the process of selling a gun in Washington by providing an overview of the relevant state and federal laws for private sales, as well as offering practical tips to ensure a smooth transaction.

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Published On:
May 30, 2023
Updated On:
June 18, 2024
9
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General Questions & Answers

Is it legal to sell guns in Washington?

Yes, it is legal to sell guns in Washington. However private buyers and sellers must conduct the transaction through a federally licensed firearm dealer (FFL).

Can I buy a gun in Washington without a license?

No, you cannot buy a gun in Washington without a license. Washington state law requires individuals purchasing handguns to obtain a valid concealed pistol license (CPL) before the transaction can take place.

How much is a handgun permit in Washington?

The fee for handgun permit in Washington ranges from $48.00 - $72.00. However, these fees can vary, and it is recommended to check with the specific county's local law enforcement agency or sheriff's office to obtain the most accurate information. Washington concealed weapon permits are processed in approximately 30 days for those possessing a Washington driver's license and 90 days without one. 

How much does a Washington Concealed Pistol License cost? 

The fee for Concealed Pistol License in Washington is $48.00.

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

Yes, someone from out of state can sell a gun in Washington. However a federally licensed firearm dealer must be utilized in the buyer's state of residence to facilitate the transfer.

Do I need a federally-issued ID to buy a gun in Washington?

Yes, you do need a federally-issues ID to buy a gun in Washington. A driver's license is an acceptable form of identification for buying a firearm in Washington.

Does a gun bill of sale have to be notarized in Washington?

No, a gun Bill Of Sale does not have to be notarized in Washington State.

What documents do I need to buy a gun in Washington?

To buy a gun in Washington, you need to provide a valid identification document, complete a Federal-Firearm Transaction Record (Form 4473), and pass a background check. Depending on the type of the gun you want to buy, additional documents may be required.

Are Washington gun laws strict?

Yes, the Washington gun laws can be considered relatively strict compared to some other states in the United States.

Does Washington have a gun registry?

No, Washington does not have any law requiring firearm owners to register their firearms.

Does Washington allow private gun sales?

Yes, Washington State does allow for private firearms sales. However, these sales must be done through a Federal Firearms License holder, in the form of a Private Party Transfer, and all applicable background checks must be completed before the buyer may take possession of the firearm.

Can I gift someone a gun in Washington?

Yes, you can gift someone a gun in Washington. The state allows for the transfer of firearms between immediate family members as a gift, which does not require any formal process or documentation. However, it is always recommended to exercise caution and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations when gifting a firearm.

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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.

Our step-by-step guide simplifies the process of selling a gun in Washington State. Learn about your options for selling, uncovering your gun's value, and navigating federal and Washington state laws with ease.

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