FIREARMS and GUNS
What to Know About Selling at Gun Shows
So you’re thinking of selling at gun shows, but you’re not sure how it works. eDataPay Team will set you up with the mobile payments and the abilities to accept the payments you need with Credit Cards or ACH.
Don’t be discouraged; many other gun resellers and collectors have been in your shoes. It might be difficult to know where to begin when wanting to trade or sell a firearm. This is especially true given the sharp spike in handgun sales over the last year. With a 40% increase in first-time gun purchases, customers are turning to the Internet as well as their local marketplaces. For many private sellers, local gun fairs are a convenient method to locate a buyer for their firearms. But, as a seller, how does it all work?
The regulations governing firearms differ widely from state to state. However, a Federal Weapons License, or FFL, is required to import, manufacture, or sell firearms and accessories as a dealer under federal law.
Simply simply, an FFL transfer is when a licensed dealer sells a firearm. An FFL transfer occurs when a licensee hands over a firearm to another FFL before it is delivered to the customer who purchased it.
A gun show is an event hosted by any national, state, or local group committed to the collection, competitive use, or other sports use of weapons, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The phrase can also refer to a group or association that organizes firearms-related events in the neighborhood.
If you want to sell at a gun show or online as a dealer, you must:
- Be 21 years of age or older
- Be eligible to own a gun
- Register for a Federal Firearms License (FFL)
- Have a physical location where you conduct business. Even if you sell firearms online, you must send the gun to a registered FFL for the background check and pickup.
Buying guns at gun shows from a licensed dealer is safer and will lead to less risk of violence and crime by buyers in the long run.