I will preface this post with 3 Links.
Please bookmark them ,and use them.
They will give you access to more Gun Law Info than you will find
in a Thousand posts from any Gun Forum.
(All State Gun Laws)
http://www.nraila.org/gunlaws/ (NRA Law Compendium )
http://www.handgunlaw.us/ (Invaluable CCW site )
We've all seen the posts asking questions , and the for sale ads ,
and many of us have been participants in sales of firearms between
Unfortunately , few of us are Legal Experts - or even well versed in the multitude of Federal -State-and local Laws which govern the
sale and possession of firearms.
Therefore we must always err on the side of CAUTION
Most of us know the wisdom of requiring ID from a buyer or seller,
and using receipts or bills of sale, But this alone may NOT keep
you from losing your license/permit - going to prison- or worse,
being involved in a Trajedy.
As a resident of PA and holding a CCL from same , I will only
directly address the issue from that perspective, but will add some links afterward to help inform those from other states.
http://www.atf.gov/firearms/statelaw...tion/penna.pdf (PA. Gun Laws )
( PA Letter )
In Pennsylvania , all sales of Handguns between unrelated Individuals
and even some related persons MUST include a NICS/PICS check.
These checks are conducted by the State Police (PICS ).
Furthermore - the Federal Govt currently holds that an FFL may
NOT conduct a NICS unless that FFL takes the firearm into Inventory.
In lieu of an FFl however - a Sherrifs office may conduct the check.
Many states have similar requirements.
Please remember - YOU are responsible for any criminal tragedy
which happens because you sold a gun without obeying the Laws.
The Following links provide info on the Brady Law and NICS.
(Brady Law /NICS )
http://www.atf.gov/firearms/bradylaw/permit_chart.htm (States with Brady Alternative)