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January 17, 2013
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Dealers

Q: I have guns in my inventory that are now defined as assault weapons and magazines that can contain more than ten rounds. What can I do with them?

A: You can transfer them to another dealer or sell them out of state or to law enforcement. You can also permanently modify these guns and magazines and sell them in state.

Q: If someone paid for a gun before January 15, 2013 that is now classified as an assault weapon, but the gun hasn’t been delivered to the buyer, what do I do?

A: You may still give the gun to the buyer, but it must be registered by April 15, 2014.

Q: If I sell ammunition, can I keep selling it?

A: Yes. Currently the law does not add any obligations on sellers. Sellers of ammunition will have to register by January 15, 2014. A form will be made available and you will not need to appear in person or wait for a background check.

Q: Do I have to do a NICS check for someone that is privately selling a gun?

A: No, there is no legal obligation for you to agree to conduct a NICS check on a transaction between two private parties. It is up to your discretion. If you choose to do so, you may charge no more than $10.

Q: Is there any background check required for purchasers of ammunition?

A: No. The background check requirement does not take effect until January 15, 2014.