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Answers to some common questions about the buying, selling, shipping, renting or loaning of firearms to an unlicensed person.
How does a person register a firearm or remove a name from a firearms registration?
What recordkeeping procedures should be followed when two unlicensed individuals want to engage in a firearms transaction?
May an individual between the ages of 18 and 21 years of age acquire a handgun from an unlicensed individual who is also a resident of that same State?
May a person who resides in one State and owns property in another State purchase a firearm in either State?
How may an unlicensed person receive a firearm in his or her State that he or she purchased from an out–of–State source?
May an unlicensed person acquire a firearm under the GCA in any State?
May a person who is relocating out-of-state move firearms with other household goods?
May aliens legally in the United States purchase firearms?
May an unlicensed person obtain ammunition from an out-of-state source?
To whom may an unlicensed person transfer firearms under the GCA?