How to Sell a Gun in Guam?
How to Sell a Gun in Guam?
If considering selling a gun in Guam, it’s essential to navigate the legal complexities and requirements associated with firearm sales. This guide will help explain the process of selling a gun in Guam, including the need for firearm registration, state and federal laws governing private sales, background checks, waiting periods, and more. Whether you’re a gun owner looking to sell or a potential buyer, Dunlap Gun Buyers will provide valuable insights to ensure compliance and facilitate a smooth transaction while adhering to the regulations in place.
The following is compiled from a memorandum from the Guam Office of the Attorney General on State Laws and Published Ordinances to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
What is the Process to Legally Buy and Sell a Firearm in Guam?
In order to purchase a firearm legally, the buyer must be 18 years old to purchase rifles, shotguns and ammunition. Buyers looking to purchase handguns must be at least 21 years old. Anyone buying a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer must complete a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms form 4473. The purchaser must, under the permanent provisions of the Federal Brady Law, also undergo a National Instant Criminal Background Check System check, which will be performed by the licensed firearms dealer.
The check will indicate to the dealer whether the purchaser’s background allows for the person to complete the purchase of the firearm. If the check disallows the sale for no warranted reason, there is an appeal process the purchaser can pursue to receive the necessary clearance to complete the purchase.
In Guam, all firearms must be registered with the Guam Police Department.
What is the Gun Licensing, Permit and Registration Process in Guam?
To purchase or possess a firearm in Guam, individuals must possess a valid Firearms ID card. This requires completing the Guam Firearms ID Application, meeting specific requirements, and understanding the validity and fee associated with obtaining a Firearms ID card.
Guam imposes a three day waiting period from the time a firearm purchase application is filed until the firearm is transferred. This waiting period allows sufficient time for all necessary checks and procedures to be completed thoroughly.
Below is the legal text:
Section 60114. Identification card: Possession.
(a) No person may use or possess a firearm regardless of ownership of the firearm, without possession of an identification card evidencing his eligibility to possess, use or carry such firearms.
(b) No person shall transfer, loan, give, sell either as a part of a business or individually, or permit the use of any firearm unless the person receiving the firearm has an identification card evidencing his eligibility to receive, possess, use and carry the type of firearm which he is to receive, borrow, use, buy or possess or carry.
(c) No person shall use, display, or carry with the intent to use or display, an identification card which has been suspended or revoked, or for which a duplicate has been issued, or which has been defaced or altered. No person shall use any of the above for the purpose of obtaining any firearm.
(d) No person shall willfully alter, remove or obliterate the name of the make, model, manufacturer’s number or other mark of identity of any firearm or ammunition. Possession of a firearm or ammunition upon which any mark of identity has been altered, removed or obliterated shall be presumptive evidence that the possessor has altered, removed or obliterated the same.
(e) If any person, in complying with any of the requirements of this Chapter, knowingly gives false information or knowingly offers false evidence of any of the facts required by the Department or by this Chapter, he shall be guilty of unsworn falsification and punished therefore as provided by Section 52.30 of the Criminal and Correctional Code. Additionally, upon conviction, such person shall not be eligible for an identification for a period of 10 years, and any existing identification card issued to such person shall be revoked, and any firearms possessed pursuant to such identification card forfeited.
(f) The registered owner shall report to the Guam Police Department the loss, theft, sale or transfer of a firearm within 3 working days thereof.
What are the State Laws on Private Sales of Guns in Guam?
To facilitate a private sale, sellers must ensure that the firearm is properly registered. Sellers will also need to obtain a firearm registration card after completing the necessary requirements and payment.
Below is the legal text:
Section 60118. Private sale or transfer.
Any person engaging in a private sale, loan or other transfer of a firearm shall be shown by the person receiving the firearm an identification card evidencing the receiver’s right to own, possess, use and carry such firearm. It shall be unlawful for a person to transact a private sale, loan, gift or transfer without having seen the valid identification card of the person receiving the firearm.
FEDERAL DISQUALIFICATION CATEGORIES
Federal law disqualifies certain individuals from purchasing firearms. These include individuals with convictions carrying a maximum imprisonment term exceeding one year, felony warrants or out-of-state misdemeanors, individuals on felony pre-trial release, and those with misdemeanor crimes related to domestic violence, mental health adjudication, unlawful use or addiction to controlled substances, dishonorable discharge from the armed forces, renounced U.S. citizenship, or illegal alien status.
- Conviction (felony or misdemeanor) where the crime has a maximum imprisonment term exceeding 1 year (even if a buyer did not receive actual imprisonment exceeding 1 year).
- Warrant (felony or out-of-state misdemeanor).
- Felony pre-trial release.
- Misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence restraining/stalking/protection order mental health adjudication or commitment.
- Unlawful use or addicted to a controlled substance (including marijuana).
- Dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.
- Renounced U.S. citizenship.
- Illegal alien.
Get the Best Price for Your Gun Without Leaving Home
If the hassle of navigating Guam gun laws seems overwhelming, we’re excited to tell you that there’s a better way!
You can safely, easily and legally sell your handgun or long gun to Dunlap Gun Buyers and be 100% compliant with Guam gun laws.
We have a Federal Firearms Licensee, who is licensed by the U.S. Government to help people with selling and transferring firearms. We take care of the hard part and make the process safe, quick and hassle-free. The reality is, you can sell your gun without leaving the house.
Just tell us which gun(s) you’d like to sell, we’ll make you an offer, and once we agree on a price, you’ll mail us your gun(s) with all expenses paid by us. When we receive your gun(s), we get you paid with a check in your hand within a few days.
When you use Dunlap Gun Buyers, you get the following unbeatable benefits!
- Free gun appraisal
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The information contained on this website has been prepared as a service to the internet community and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Dunlap Gun Buyers has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing, and providing quality information and material, but does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy, or currency of the information contained in or linked to this website. Users of information from this website or links do so at their own risk and should consult their local firearm law resources and/or an attorney when engaging in selling a firearm. The cited information in this article was obtained on 07/12/2023 at www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/guide/guam-firearms-statutes-and-codes/download