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Old March 26th, 2012, 11:09 AM #1
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Hi All,

I'm not sure of current Maryland law concerning transfer of firearms between two private parties. Here in Virginia, all that is required is that the seller verify residency (i.e. see Virginia Driver's License) and has no reason to believe that the buyer is banned from owning firearms. I usually ask the question "Are you a convicted felon or otherwise disallowed from owning a firearm?" If the answer is "No", then I will sell to the person.

Just for my general knowledge, can someone explain the requirements for a personal gun sale in Maryland? Do you have to go through an FFL?

All that said - I have started a new website specifically for such personal firearm transactions. The site is modeled after Craigslist for ease of use. Each state is divided into city-based areas, which will allow for Face-to-Face transactions to occur at the local level.

Please take a moment to check it out at GunDeals.org. Listings are all FREE and include buying, selling and trading of firearms and ammunition as well as posting of get-togethers, dinners and shooting events (camaraderie and all, you know!)

GunDeals.org (Maryland section)

I hope that this turns out to be a useful tool for you.

Thanks, and happy dealing!

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In Maryland; between two Maryland residents,

FTF sales of unregulated firearms are legal.

Regulated Firearms (handguns, some rifles and shotguns) must go through an FFL or the State Police.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 11:25 AM #3
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I would say it is definitely modeled after craigslist...
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In Maryland; between two Maryland residents,

FTF sales of unregulated firearms are legal.

Regulated Firearms (handguns, some rifles and shotguns) must go through an FFL or the State Police.

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I would say it is definitely modeled after craigslist...
There's something to be said for "tried and true" ...and CL doesn't allow firearms.
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FTF Sales Between Residents of 2 states are generally felonies.
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FTF Sales Between Residents of 2 states are generally felonies.
Any legal interstate firearm transfer must involve a FFL.
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isn't their ftf transactions of long guns if a joining states? I remember seeing something about that at one point
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Any legal interstate firearm transfer must involve a FFL.
Absolutely - which is where GunDeals.org comes in...locate firearms for sale in your area so that you don't have to concern yourself with Interstate Commerce, which the Federal Government has really gotten a burr in its saddle about lately (Obamacare - Obama is trying to push it as an Interstate Commerce issue in order to secure a legal foothold for it).

But, I guess in Maryland, you can only buy some rifles and shotguns without an FFL and all handgun purchases must go through an FFL...so, it partially doesn't affect you anyway since an FFL already has to get involved.
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I like your idea, and good luck with it. I am always in support of someone trying to make an honest buck.

There is one thing I think the internet needs as far as sales of firearms/knives/ammo.This would be an industry friendly version of PayPal. I find myself leery of using a c/c on many firearms sites, as they seem to get "Hacked" more often then normal. I also don't like the idea of a "purchase record" being available for all of these purchases. I recently received a phone call from my cc company inquiring about all the recent online purchases of "sporting goods", so I know someone keeps an eye out. I'm sure someone could build a better "PayPal" that is not anti firearms and equipment.


   
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