Need to Cash Out on an Investment Grade Gun in Delaware? Look No Further than Dunlap Gun Consigners!
Selling a gun as a means of capitalizing on an high-dollar investment come with some challenges. Finding an eligible buyer, selling for the price you want, all while following Delaware’s intricate firearms laws can be exhaustive and demotivating. Having to go through that hassle hinders those who have these investment grade firearms from selling when they desire or when the market is right. So instead of going at it on your own, use the industry’s best gun consignment service.
But if you’re still determined to go at it alone, here is a helpful guide to navigate Delaware’s gun regulations.
Private Party Firearm Sales in Delaware
According to Delaware state law, an unlicensed person cannot sell or transfer any firearm to any other unlicensed person without having conducted a criminal history background check through a licensed firearms dealer. However, these provisions do not apply to certain members of your family, spouse or partner, if the potential purchaser or transferee holds a current and valid concealed carry permit issued by the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, or if the potential purchaser or transferee is a qualified law-enforcement officer or a qualified retired law-enforcement officer.
Both the prospective buyer and seller need to appear at the licensed dealer’s place of business.
Delaware Gun Ownership Restrictions
Along with federal restrictions, Delaware prohibits the following persons from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling a deadly weapon or ammunition for a firearm within the State:
- Any person having been convicted in this State or elsewhere of a felony or a crime of violence involving physical injury to another, whether or not armed with or having in possession any weapon during the commission of such felony or crime of violence
- Has been involuntarily committed for a mental condition, unless the person can demonstrate that the person is no longer prohibited from possessing a firearm
- For a crime of violence, has been found not guilty by reason of insanity or guilty but mentally ill, including any juvenile who has been found not guilty by reason of insanity or guilty but mentally ill, unless such person can demonstrate that he or she is no longer prohibited from possessing a firearm
- For a crime of violence, has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial, including any juvenile who has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial, unless there has been a subsequent finding that the person has become competent, or unless such person can demonstrate that he or she is no longer prohibited from possessing a firearm
- Is the subject of an order of relinquishment
- Any person who has been convicted for the unlawful use, possession or sale of a narcotic, dangerous drug or central nervous system depressant or stimulant as those terms were defined prior to the effective date of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act in June 1973 or of a narcotic drug or controlled substance as defined in Chapter 47 of Title 16
- Any person who, as a juvenile, has been adjudicated as delinquent for conduct which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a felony, unless and until that person has reached their twenty-fifth birthday
- Any juvenile, if said deadly weapon is a handgun, unless said juvenile possesses said handgun for the purpose of engaging in lawful hunting, instruction, sporting or recreational activity while under the direct or indirect supervision of an adult. For the purpose of this subsection, a “handgun” shall be defined as any pistol, revolver or other firearm designed to be readily capable of being fired when held in 1 hand
- Any person who is subject to a Family Court protection from abuse order (other than an ex parte order), but only for so long as that order remains in effect or is not vacated or otherwise terminated
- Any person who has been convicted in any court of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
- Any person who, knowing that he or she is the defendant or co-defendant in any criminal case in which that person is alleged to have committed any felony under the laws of this State, the United States or any other state or territory of the United States, becomes a fugitive from justice by failing to appear for any scheduled court proceeding pertaining to such felony for which proper notice was provided or attempted. It is no defense to a prosecution under this paragraph that the person did not receive notice of the scheduled court proceeding
- Any person, if the deadly weapon is a semi-automatic or automatic firearm, or a handgun, who, at the same time, possesses a controlled substance
- Except for “antique firearms”, any validly seized deadly weapons or ammunition from a person prohibited as a result of a felony conviction under Delaware law, federal law or the laws of any other state
- Any person who is subject to a lethal violence protection order, issued under § 7704 of Title 10, but only for so long as that order remains in effect or is not vacated or otherwise terminated under Chapter 77 of Title 10.
FEDERAL DISQUALIFICATION CATEGORIES
- Conviction (felony or misdemeanor) where the crime has a maximum imprisonment term exceeding 1 year (even if a buyer did not receive actual imprisonment exceeding 1 year).
- Warrant (felony or out-of-state misdemeanor).
- Felony pre-trial release.
- Misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence restraining/stalking/protection order mental health adjudication or commitment.
- Unlawful use or addicted to a controlled substance (including marijuana).
- Dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.
- Renounced U.S. citizenship.
- Illegal alien.
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