HOW TO BUY A GUN FROM AN ONLINE GUN STORE
Are you wondering how to buy a gun from an online gun store? Here are the main points you need to know.
1) For non-restricted states, you need be eighteen years or older to buy rifles or shotguns and twenty-one or older to purchase a handgun or firearm classified as an “other,” such as AR-15 lower receivers.
2) All firearms will have to be sent to a Federal Firearms License holder (FFL). In general, you will look for and choose the closest dealer to you. We encourage you to ask how much they will charge for your transfer fee.
3) Some states, such as New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia require a state firearms license. Some states, such as California, Massachusetts, and Maryland have handgun rosters of approved handguns. Most states do not have these restrictions.
4) The FFL needs to run a background check before picking up your gun. Some states may have a waiting period between doing your background check and picking up your firearm.
Do I need a background check to buy a gun from an online gun store?
When picking up a firearm, you will be required to do a background check run by the FFL licensed dealer that your gun was shipped to.
What is a background check?
A background check, also called a NICS check (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) is processed by your FFL Dealer to ensure that you are eligible to purchase a firearm.
The Gun Control Act forbids certain people from buying guns. Those prohibited are people adjudicated mentally defective, those convicted of crimes (jail sentence of a year or more), fugitives from justice, illegal residents, those who renounced US citizenship, those dishonorably discharged from the military, those with a restraining order, those convicted of domestic violence, and users of illegal drugs.
Do I need a license to buy a gun?
Most states will not require you to have a permit to purchase a firearm, but we recommend you consult your local FFL dealer to make sure you are following all local regulations.
Remember that you are responsible for compliance with all local and state laws. Some states prohibit standard capacity magazines, some states prohibit suppressors, or short barreled rifles, and some states have restrictions on types or parts that may be used on AR-15 platform firearms.
And don't forget
Even though you're happy to buy your gun, don't leave the dealer without checking for damage that may have occurred during shipping. Although you should not find any problem, if you find one you may refuse to take the gun and ask for a replacement from the retailer you ordered it from.
With these steps in mind, it's now time to choose your new gun from our vast selection here at your favorite Online Gun Store. We have a variety of guns for sale, from complete AR 15 and AK47 rifles, AR pistols, AR lowers, factory short-barreled rifles (SBR)s, hunting rifles, shotguns, and an ever-growing selection of handguns in the most popular calibers and right at your finger tips!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 713-344-9600.