How to Sell a Gun in California

California gun owners, new or longstanding, know that purchasing or selling a firearm in CA can be an expensive hassle and can hold the buyer or seller liable if the transaction is not conducted per state and federal regulations.

The regulatory hoops to purchase a gun in California cannot be avoided outright, but the party shouldering the majority of the burden can be shifted. CashMyGuns.com is here to make selling a gun in California as safe, legal and as painless as possible. The following information details the hassles of selling a gun in California including the costs and the liability. Cash My Guns will alleviate many of these burdens for the gun seller.
 

The Hassles of Selling Guns in CA

*The state and federal laws that govern firearms are subject to change. The following references to applicable firearm laws were derived from source one and source two on 07/10/18. Consult www.atf.gov for current firearm law information.

• Private Party Transfers must be conducted with both parties, in person, through a fully licensed California firearms dealer. Failure to do so is a violation of California law. The purchaser (and seller if the purchaser is denied), must meet the normal firearm purchase and delivery requirements. (Pen. Code, § § 26800-26850.)
Transaction must be made through a California licensed dealer via the Dealer’s Record of Sale (DROS) process. (Pen. Code, § § 26800-26850.)
• 10-day waiting period before dealer can release the firearm to the purchase or transferee (Pen. Code, § § 26800-26850.)
• The purchaser must present a “clear evidence of identity and age” such as a valid, non-expired California Driver’s License, Identification Card, or military ID accompanied by permanent duty station orders indicating a posting in CA. (Pen. Code, § § 26800-26850.)
• Alien Registration Number or I-94 Number for non U.S. Citizens (Pen. Code, § § 26800-26850.)
• Purchasers of handguns must provide proof of CA residency and either (1) possess a Handgun Safety Certificate (HSC) plus successfully complete a safety demonstration with their recently purchased handgun or (2) qualify for an HSC exemption. (Pen. Code, § § 26800-26850.)
• Prior to the submission of DROS information for a firearm, the purchaser must present an FSC (Firearm Safety Certificate) or provide the dealer with proof of exemption pursuant to California Penal Code section 31700. (Pen. Code, §§ 26840, 31700.)
 

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California Fees for Selling a Firearm

*The state and federal laws that govern firearms are subject to change. The following references to applicable firearm laws were derived from source one and source two on 07/10/18. Consult www.atf.gov for current firearm law information.

The total state fee is $25. The DROS fee is $19.00 which covers the costs of the background checks and transfer registry. There is also a $1.00 Firearms Safety Act Fee and a $5.00 Safety and Enforcement Fee. In the event of a private party transfer (PPT), the firearms dealer may charge an additional fee of up to $10 per firearm. (Pen. Code, §§ 23690, 28055, 28225, 28230, 28300.)
Firearms dealers are required to process private party transfers upon request but may charge a fee not to exceed $10 per firearm for conducting the transfer.
 

Liability Associated with Gun Storage

*The state and federal laws that govern firearms are subject to change. The following references to applicable firearm laws were derived from source one and source two on 07/10/18. Consult www.atf.gov for current firearm law information.

• If you keep any loaded firearm within any premise which is under your custody or control and know or reasonably should know that a child (person under 18 years of age) is likely to gain access to the firearm, you may be guilty of a felony if a child gains access to that firearm and thereby causes death or injury to any person including themselves unless the firearm was in a secure locked container or locked with a locking device that rendered it inoperable. (Pen. Code,§§ 25100, 25200.)
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We at Cash My Guns are licensed to buy and ship firearms under our Federal Firearms License (FFL), and we follow the rules laid out by the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives). Our FFL allows us to help you sell your firearm without going to a California firearms dealer in person. Sell your gun in CA from the comfort and safety of your own home using Cashmyguns.com.

We professionally appraise every firearm that comes to us. We can also help you identify your gun if you’re unsure of the make and model. Gun appraisals follow strict guidelines based on: make, model, metal finish, wood & composite finish, overall condition & functionality, rarity, and comparative sales. Our appraisals are always fair, and we are always willing to explain our value assessment upon request.

We pay for the shipping and transaction costs associated with selling a gun in a California. We pay to have the shipping supplies sent to you. Our firearm transfer methods are approved by the ATF and major shipping carriers. You save over $25 in fees, not to mention the time and resources needed to sell a firearm private party in CA.

We allow you to track your gun shipment during the entire process. You can feel safe knowing that your firearm will arrive at our warehouse quickly, safely and that you get paid.

Once your firearm has been received, we send you a check for an agreed-to value of the gun. We make it as easy as possible for you to sell your unwanted firearms at no cost. Cash My Guns is safe, legal, and hassle-free.

*The state and federal laws that govern firearms are subject to change. The previous references to applicable firearm laws were derived from source one and source two on 07/10/18. Consult www.atf.gov for current firearm law information.

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