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    I have a question about selling a gun private party in Nevada. I have a gun that I'm looking to sell, but the interested party is a California resident. If the person comes to NV to make the purchase, since NV doesn't require the services of an FFL while CA does, is that legal? Any information on the legalities of this sort of transaction would be appreciated.

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    njeske wrote:
    I have a question about selling a gun private party in Nevada. I have a gun that I'm looking to sell, but the interested party is a California resident. If the person comes to NV to make the purchase, since NV doesn't require the services of an FFL while CA does, is that legal? Any information on the legalities of this sort of transaction would be appreciated.
    IANAL!!! NO NOT LEGAL!!!

    My understanding is that Federal law prohibits sales of handguns between parties resident in different states without the services of an FFL. He can come to Nevada and examine the gun. You can take his money, but you must ship to a CA FFL and he must meet all local requirements.

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    thanks. that's what i thought. i'll probably just end up meeting him at his ffl of choice in CA and letting them handle the transaction there.

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    njeske wrote:
    thanks. that's what i thought. i'll probably just end up meeting him at his ffl of choice in CA and letting them handle the transaction there.
    Make sure that the gun is legal in California. You would hate to get a weapons charge trying to make a transfer.

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    It's legal. I originally purchased the gun when I lived in CA and it's still on the DOJ list.

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    Shouldn't have asked him his state residence, but you could always
    do the transfer in mexico, where all guns go to meet up with the purchasee.
    Just don't get caught, it is on this side only the criminals go free, they don't
    have reciprocity.

    But I wouldn't trust that buying a gun in CA makes it legal, just the fact you
    removed it from the state, and are trying to sneek it back in might be enough
    to hang you. The FFL transfer is not going to be more than the gas to drive there.
    And now that it is after 12 noon the new your a criminal enterprise starts.

    What is the law for a FFL recieving a gun from an out of state resident?
    Everything I run accross, only deals with FFL to FFL interstate transfers.

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    SlackwareRobert wrote:
    Shouldn't have asked him his state residence, but you could always
    do the transfer in mexico, where all guns go to meet up with the purchasee.
    Just don't get caught, it is on this side only the criminals go free, they don't
    have reciprocity.

    But I wouldn't trust that buying a gun in CA makes it legal, just the fact you
    removed it from the state, and are trying to sneek it back in might be enough
    to hang you. The FFL transfer is not going to be more than the gas to drive there.
    And now that it is after 12 noon the new your a criminal enterprise starts.

    What is the law for a FFL recieving a gun from an out of state resident?
    Everything I run accross, only deals with FFL to FFL interstate transfers.
    The "legal" i was referring to in my previous post is that the gun is still on the approved for sale list in CA. I wasn't saying that my selling to anyone in CA was legal. I'm making every effort to perform a legal transaction and don't intend to skirt any laws. If it has to be an FFL to FFL transfer, then that's what I'll do.

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