How to Sell a Gun in Ohio

Whether you’re an Ohio gun collector, gun hobbyist or you just have a few extra guns lying around, you might wonder, “Should I sell my guns?” The death of a spouse, inherited belongings, upgrading gun collections and thinning out gun collections are just a few of the reasons why people want to ditch firearms. If you are considering getting rid of any unwanted guns, we want to make you aware of Ohio gun laws and the options you have available to sell your guns.

10 Ohio Gun Laws to Keep in Mind When Selling a Gun

Gifford’s Law Center has some great information on Ohio gun laws. Here is a quick recap of the laws we think are pertinent to Ohio gun transactions.

1. Background checks are not required for firearm transactions between private parties in Ohio.

2. Assault weapons, 50 cal rifles and large capacity magazines are legal to transfer and possess in Ohio.

3. Ohio Federal Firearms License holders (FFL’s) do not need an Ohio state license to buy and sell firearms. Background checks are required for gun purchases through FFL’s.

4. Ohio does not restrict the number of guns that can be purchased at one time.

Ohio gun selling laws graphic depicting man with headache5. Ohio does not require a waiting period to purchase a gun.

6. Ohio does not restrict ammunition purchases.

7. Concealed weapons permits are not given out on a discretionary basis; any applicant that meets the application criteria will receive the permit.

8. Ohio state law prohibits the purchasing or possessing of firearms for operators who are:
a. Fugitives
b. Indicted or convicted felons with violent or drug-related crimes
c. Drug addicts, alcoholics and those in danger of substance dependence
d. Mentally defective, incompetent or otherwise mentally ill as determined by a court
e. Career criminals

9. Gun sales at gun shows are not explicitly regulated in Ohio. The state instead refers to their laws regarding gun sales through FFL’s and private parties.

10. The transport of guns in motor vehicles is tightly regulated in Ohio. If the gunowner wishes to transport a loaded firearm, the firearm must be inaccessible to everyone in the car until after they exit the car. If the firearm is unloaded, it must be carried in one of the following ways:
a. In a secure container
b. In a compartment inaccessible while driving
c. In plain sight and secured in a purpose-built apparatus
d. The gun must be at least 24 in. in overall length with a barrel that is at least 18 in. in length and with the action open, the gun stripped or a gun of a type that naturally meets the prior criteria.

Why Sell Your Guns When You Can Enjoy Using Them?

Photo of tank firing with text on top that says, "Get the most bang for your buck."Our Ohio gun-law-recap only scratches the surface of the gun laws in Ohio. Second Amendment enthusiasts, gun collectors, gun hobbyists, sport shooters and hunters must learn these laws and follow them to the T. Failure to adhere to gun laws can result in misdemeanors, felonies, jail time, serious injury and worse.

We at Cash My Guns defend your right to bear arms. If you accept the rigorous responsibilities of safe gun storage, safe gun ownership and educating yourself about evolving gun laws, we want to help you understand your responsibilities.

If you have or acquire guns that you really don’t want, whether it’s through the death of a spouse, inheritance, moving, downsizing or some other reason, you can sell your gun or guns through several channels. You can sell them at a gun show, to a private party, to a pawn shop, to a gun store or you can even surrender them to local law enforcement.

What do all these gun sale venues have in common?

They do not give you a fair price for your gun!

We’d like to offer you a free, legal and discrete way to get rid of your unwanted guns that also makes you EASY MONEY. Our process is fast, legal and it delivers the best bang for your buck.

Sell All My Guns the Best Way

Cash My Guns makes it as easy as possible for you to sell your unwanted firearms at no cost. Whether you’re looking to downsize your private 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.

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.

We professionally appraise every firearm that comes 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 make and model. 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.

We pay for the shipping and transaction costs associated with selling a gun or gun collection. We pay to have the shipping supplies sent to you. Our firearm transfer methods are approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and major shipping carriers. By using Cash My Guns, you save money in fees, not to mention the time and resources needed to sell a gun collection private party.

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

Once your gun or gun collection has been received, we send you a check for an agreed-to value. Not ready to ditch your whole collection? No problem! Dip your toes and explore our process by starting with the sale of one gun, but remember, you’ll get more bang for your buck when you sell in bulk!

Our safe, discrete and legal process begins here.

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