The Proper Protocol For Selling Your Firearm

by | Sep 8, 2015 | Blog, Criminal Law, Know Your Rights, Legal Procedures, Weapons Charge

Selling Your FirearmThere is a lot of red tape separating the citizens of New Jersey from firearms.  However, this is not necessarily a negative aspect of the state’s government.  New Jersey’s strict rules and guidelines have caused the state to rank in the top five in terms of safety and gun related deaths per capita.  The laws surrounding the purchase of a firearm are stringent.  There are background checks, waiting periods, paperwork to file, etc.

However, once these processes are completed, you are able to obtain a gun and also buy and sell guns in the future.  Once someone has purchased a gun, there will likely be a time when that gun will be transferred or sold to another person.  There are many laws surrounding the transfer of the guns through sale, gift, trade, etc.  Making a transaction without ensuring the proper paperwork is in order can be extremely dangerous.  If the person you illegally transfer a gun to commits a crime with that weapon, then you could be charged as an accomplice in the crime.

NJ Law states: “No person shall sell, give, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of, nor receive, purchase, or otherwise acquire a handgun unless the purchaser, assignee, donee, receiver or holder is licensed as a dealer under this chapter or has first secured a permit to purchase a handgun as provided by this section.”  This is the most important law surrounding the transfer of firearms.  Both parties must have a permit to buy and sell before taking part in a transfer.  If both parties do have a permit to buy and sell, then a form must be signed and completed for both parties to keep.  You can find this file on the state’s website.

Call An Experienced, Monmouth and Ocean County Criminal Attorney

If you have been involved in an illegal transaction or any other gun-related crime, then call Fred Sisto for the professional support you will need at 732-898-3232.