Be Legal and Safe When Selling Your Gun
Selling your firearm can be a safe, quick and easy experience when dealing with a professional and licensed company such as CashMyGuns.com. On the other hand, if you don’t do your homework it could end up being disaster. We want our customers to be informed on the process and will help you navigate this complex process. Here are some things you should be aware of when considering selling a gun that will help you make an educated decision that won’t land you in any trouble. This article is intended to give you some tips.
Evaluate the Buyer: Evaluating the legitimacy of a potential online is your due diligence. We recommend always selling your fiream to a Federally Licensed Dealer (FFL). It is the safest way to ensure you are selling to a legitimate firearms dealer who is knowledgeable about regulations regarding firearm sales. If you are considering selling to an individual, consider someone you already trust and avoid selling a firearm to a stranger. By selling your firearm to a Federally Licensed Dealer (FFL) there is a paper trail of you selling the firearm that ensures it is transferred out of your name.
A Deal too Good to be True: If you must sell your firearm to stranger, lookout for deals that are “too good to be true”. If someone is willing to offer a very high price for your firearm, you should be wary. It’s quite possible that the person is a criminal who cannot legally obtain or own a firearm. Use an FFL when possible to be a intermediary between you and the buyer. This ensures that the proper background checks are in place to ensure the safe transfer of a firearm.
Verify an FFL’s License: The ATF has made this useful FFL checker that lets you look up an FFL License holder’s number to ensure that they have a valid License. Verify their name and address information matches to what they say and it completely OK to ask for the FFL holder’s ID to validate this information.
If you’re selling a gun online, be careful and make sure you do your research. There may be plenty of scammers out there, but there’s plenty of trustworthy firearm buyers out there too. Doing your research ensures that you know the difference. For more information get in touch with Cash My Guns, we’re happy to answer any questions you might have!