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January 17, 2013
NY SAFE FAQs
January 19, 2013
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Private Sales

Q: I want to buy my gun from someone who is not a dealer, i.e., a private sale. What do I have to do?

A: A NICS check must be performed on the buyer by a dealer. The dealer may charge you no more than $10. The dealer will give the prospective buyer a form to show that he or she passed the check. This will take effect on March 15, 2013.

Q: I want to sell my gun to someone who is not a dealer. What do I have to do?

A: A NICS check must be performed on the prospective buyer by a dealer.

Q: What if I want to sell my gun out of state, does a dealer need to perform a NICS check?

A: No. You can sell your gun out of state, provided you follow the laws of the state. Federal law has certain restrictions on shipping guns between states that you should consult before making a transfer.