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Sale of personal firearms

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    Question Sale of personal firearms

    Can anyone cite the law or point me to a site that has the law(s) on selling personal firearms in Pennsylvania ( Montgomery County / Abington Twp )

    I need to know if there is a limit to the number of personal firearms one can sell in any given month or year.

    A friend is interested in buying two of my firearms and we are both LTCF holders who will do the transfer paperwork through a local Gun Shop FFL.

    Since we both hold PA LTCF permits...is a NICS background check still necessary ? Both of our permits are new ( only months old ).

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    Your FFL should be able to tell you the specifics since it's gonna go thru them
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    AFAIK, you can transfer as many guns as you like in PA.

    Yes, anytime a gun is sold whether you>friend or gunshop>you, there is a NICS check done, with all the assorted paperwork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    AFAIK, you can transfer as many guns as you like in PA.

    Yes, anytime a gun is sold whether you>friend or gunshop>you, there is a NICS check done, with all the assorted paperwork.
    Is this a Pennsylvania thing? It's not a Federal requirement:
    (B1) To whom may an unlicensed person transfer firearms under the GCA?
    A person may sell a firearm to an unlicensed resident of his State, if he does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. A person may loan or rent a firearm to a resident of any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes, if he does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. A person may sell or transfer a firearm to a licensee in any State. However, a firearm other than a curio or relic may not be transferred interstate to a licensed collector.

    (B16) What record-keeping procedures should be followed when two private individuals want to engage in a firearms transaction?

    When a transaction takes place between private (unlicensed) persons who reside in the same State, the Gun Control Act (GCA) does not require any record keeping. A private person may sell a firearm to another private individual in his or her State of residence and, similarly, a private individual may buy a firearm from another private person who resides in the same State. It is not necessary under Federal law for a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) to assist in the sale or transfer when the buyer and seller are "same-State" residents. Of course, the transferor/seller may not knowingly transfer a firearm to someone who falls within any of the categories of prohibited persons contained in the GCA. See 18 U.S. C. 922(g) and (n). However, as stated above, there are no GCA-required records to be completed by either party to the transfer.

    There may be State or local laws or regulations that govern this type of transaction. Contact State Police units or the office of your State Attorney General for information on any such requirements.

    Please note that if a private person wants to obtain a firearm from a private person who resides in another State, the firearm will have to be shipped to an FFL in the buyer's State. The FFL will be responsible for record keeping. See also Question B3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    AFAIK, you can transfer as many guns as you like in PA.

    Yes, anytime a gun is sold whether you>friend or gunshop>you, there is a NICS check done, with all the assorted paperwork.
    You must be thinking of state-to-state transfers where an FFL is needed and a NICS background check required.

    Most states don't need much for in state private transfers.

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