Selling Your Gun Online: Is That Even Legal?

One question that we get a lot is:

Is it legal to sell your gun on the internet?!?

The short answer: perfectly legal

The long answer:

We’ve done our homework and double checked with the ATF (Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms). Let’s cover two aspects of our gun buyback process that raise the most questions. Our customers’ concerns usually center around shipping the firearm and the transferring of ownership. We’ve included links to official resources like ATF.Gov and UPS’s shipping recommendations so that you can do your own homework.

Shipping your firearm via UPS is completely legal and you do not have to disclose that you are shipping a firearm . The biggest stipulation of shipping your firearm is ensuring that the recipient is properly licensed. Cash My Guns holds an FFL (Federal Firearms License), which means the FBI granted us the ability to buy and sell firearms in the US. The rules are somewhat complex so we won’t cover every scenario. What’s important to understand is that shipping your firearm to an FFL is the way that firearms are intended to be sold. Learn more about shipping your firearm with CashMyGuns click on the link below.

Shipping your firearms to Cash My Guns

The purpose of an FFL is to enable individuals or business to buy and sell firearms. Every gun store in the US has at least one FFL holder and there’s over 50,000 of them the US according to ABC. is also an FFL holder, which means we can legally buy your used, broken and unwanted firearms regardless of what state you live in.  When you send us your firearm we appraise it and make an offer.  If you take the offer, we send you cash. If you decline, we’ll send your firearm back to you for free. We have streamlined the firearm selling process.

Selling your firearm can be a stressful and time-consuming process, especially if you are not comfortable handling them.  That’s why offers the fastest, safest and most discrete way to sell your used firearm. We can help you arrange pickups so that you never have to leave your home with your unwanted firearm.  If you don’t know how to identify your firearm, we’ll walk you through the necessary steps.

Do you have a used, broken, or unwanted firearm? Get a free appraisal with no strings attached.

Useful Reference Links:


UPS Shipping Guidelines