How to Sell a Gun in North Carolina

Navigating the complexities of North Carolina guns laws can be a real pain. Even with positive intent, failure to interpret gun laws correctly can land you in serious trouble. For those willing to learn about and adhere to the relevant gun laws, we want to help keep you informed about your privileges and responsibilities. For those of you that have or will acquire guns that you don’t want, we want to tell you about the easiest, legal way to sell your guns from the comfort of your own home.

Get the Best Price for Your Gun Without Leaving Home

Sell your guns from home graphicWe’re not sure about you, but we don’t always enjoy the back and forth negotiation process associated with some transactions. Houses, cars and guns have at least one thing in common – people are always trying to get the upper hand.

Wouldn’t it be better to get a professional, transparent appraisal for your gun, and then accept a fair price for it?

Our team at Cash My Guns is happy to explain all the factors we use to determine your gun’s value. More than a hundred people agree that our process is easy, fast and fair.

Selling a gun online might seem risky, but rest assured, we’re FFL licensed by the U.S. Government to help people with selling/transferring guns and gun collections.

We take great pride in how we communicate with our customers throughout the process. We’re always available to address your questions via phone or online chat. Some online gun selling companies take days or weeks to get back to you. We measure the response time of our gun experts to our customers in minutes and hours, not days and weeks.

You can literally sell your gun or gun collection from your couch using our ridiculously easy process. Once we agree on a price, you’ll mail us the gun with FREE SHIPPING, and we’ll PAY YOU CASH.


Important North Carolina Gun Laws

We often consult Gifford’s Law Center to learn about gun laws specific to each state. We used their site as our primary resource when gathering information about North Carolina gun laws. When considering what to do and not do as it relates to guns in North Carolina, please read through this quick list.

North Carolina Gun Laws in Car:

  1. North Carolina allows the open carrying of long guns and handguns in motor vehicles without licenses or permits.
  2. Except when the individual is at home, concealing a gun without a permit is a misdemeanor. A second offense generates a felony charge.

North Carolina Private Sale Gun Laws:

  1. Long gun transactions between private parties do not require the purchaser to undergo a background check.
  2. Handgun purchases require a permit. Applicants must be residents of the country in which he or she is applying – one exception applies; permits are issued by the local sheriff.
  3. Concealed handgun carrying requires a permit. Applicants must be residents of the country in which he or she is applying – one exception applies; permits are issued by the local sheriff.

Laws Concerning Gun Stores and Firearms Dealers in North Carolina:

  1. The state has no laws that impose waiting periods prior to individuals purchasing guns, but it can take two weeks to receive approval for a handgun license.
  2. North Carolina does not require state licensing or state regulation of firearms dealers. That said, federal laws still apply to North Carolina firearms dealers.
  3. State law does not prohibit the number of guns that can be purchased at one time.
  4. Federally licensed firearms dealers must initiate background checks on gun purchasers prior to gun sales.
  5. Handgun purchases require a permit. Applicants must be residents of the country in which he or she is applying – one exception applies; permits are issued by the local sheriff.
  6. Concealed handgun carrying requires a permit. Applicants must be residents of the country in which he or she is applying – one exception applies; permits are issued by the local sheriff.

North Carolina Gun Carry Laws:

  1. Sell to Cash My Guns graphicNorth Carolina does not regulate assault weapons, large caliber rifles, large capacity magazines or ammunition sales.
  2. Gun owners needn’t report lost or stolen guns.
  3. The state does not regulate junk guns.
  4. Local governments may not regulate guns or ammunition.
  5. Local law enforcement agencies may not deny licenses to carry firearms when the applicant meets all criteria.
  6. Individuals under the age of 18 may not possess or carry handguns; certain exceptions apply.
  7. There is no minimum age to possess rifles and shotguns; certain exceptions apply.
  8. Domestic violence offenders needn’t surrender their firearms at the time of a domestic violence incident; those convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors can still purchase and posses guns and ammunition, but federal law applies.

North Carolina Concealed Carry Gun Laws:

  1. Concealed handgun carrying requires a permit. Applicants must be residents of the country in which he or she is applying – one exception applies; permits are issued by the local sheriff.
  2. The local sheriff must keep records of all permits to purchase handguns; records must include permit holder / applicant name, date, place of residence and age.
  3. North Carolina is a “shall issue” state.
  4. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older to receive a concealed weapons permit.
  5. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  6. Applicants must not suffer from physical or mental infirmities that prevent safe handgun handling.
  7. Applicants must successfully complete an approved firearms safety and training course that involves live firing of handguns, instruction on state law regarding concealed handguns and instruction on the permitted use of deadly force.
  8. North Carolina prohibits offenders of domestic violence from obtaining concealed handgun permits.
  9. Permits are valid for up to five years and background checks must be performed at renewal.
  10. Valid concealed handgun permits issued by other states are valid in North Carolina.

North Carolina Open Carry Gun Laws:

  1. North Carolina does not regulate the open carrying of firearms by individuals in public.
  2. No permit or license is required to open carry in North Carolina.


Should I Sell My Guns? If Yes, Jump on the Best Deal!

Photo of tank firing with text on top that says, "Get the most bang for your buck."We don’t want you to sell your guns if you’re enjoying hunting, collecting, target shooting and learning how to better defend yourself, your home and your family.

That said, if you want to offload some starter guns and upgrade to some better guns, we want you to get the absolute best price for your unwanted guns!

North Carolina gun stores and pawn shops have a lot of overhead that they factor into gun purchases. That overhead is dipping into your payment. Because we have the simplest process in the business, our overhead is exceptionally low and we pass those saving on to you!

If want to sell your gun locally and you want to get a fair price for your gun, it will really help you to learn about the gun appraisal process. We wrote a great article on how to determine your gun’s worth.

Our 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.

If a ton of reading and research to appraise your own guns isn’t your cup of tea, lean on us for a free appraisal. Then you can validate our appraisal instead of learning how to do it yourself from scratch.

Sell All My Guns the Easy Way

We make it as easy as possible for you to sell your unwanted firearms at no cost. We’re approved by the ATF and all major shipping carriers.

Whether you’re looking to offload some of your starter guns, thin out your collection, you inherited unwanted firearms, you plan to move to a more restrictive state or any other reason, we would be honored if you would consider selling your firearm to us.

If you’ve ever found it difficult to identify my gun, don’t sweat it! We help you identify guns by picture when you’re unsure of the make and model.

When you use Cash My Guns, you get the following unbeatable benefits!

    1. Free gun appraisal
    2. Fair price for your gun
    3. Free shipping
    4. Easy shipment tracking throughout the whole process
    5. Speedy payment!

This quick video outlines our exact process.

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