Need to Sell an Investment Grade Gun in Kentucky? Use Dunlap Gun Consigners to Maximize Profits!

Gun owners in Kentucky enjoy relaxed regulations when it comes to buying, selling and transferring firearms in the state. Because of this, selling a firearm is a relatively easy process if selling through a private party transaction. However, for those that own a coveted and expensive firearm and are looking to sell, things can become more difficult. Finding a buyer willing to pay the premium in the transaction, listing it locally, and making sure the buyer is eligible to lawfully purchase the gun can be exhausting and drawn out. Thankfully, Dunlap Gun Consigners is here to do all the hard work it takes to sell an investment grade gun while owners can relax from the comfort of home.

We advertise firearms to a thousands of potential buyer from across the United States, reference reliable and detailed sales data for the listing and cover all associated costs incurred through the consignment. Not only do we cover all the basis and give excellent customer service, we guarantee selling and paying our clients within 15 – 30 days of agreeing to use our service; something no other competitors can offer.

If what we offer still isn’t enough to convince gun owners to use Dunlap Gun Consigners to maximize their profits, we have outlined a helpful overview below of the state and federal laws on selling guns in Kentucky for those determined to sell on their own.


In short, no further firearms laws can be enacted by any government entity in the state.

Here is the legal text:

Chapter 65. General Provisions applicable to Counties, Cities, and Other Local Units

Section 65.870. Local firearms control ordinances prohibited — Exemption from immunity — Declaratory and injunctive relief.

  1. No existing or future city, county, urban-county government, charter county, consolidated local government, unified local government, special district, local or regional public or quasi-public agency, board, commission, department, public corporation, or any person acting under the authority of any of these organizations may occupy any part of the field of regulation of the manufacture, sale, purchase, taxation, transfer, ownership, possession, carrying, storage, or transportation of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, components of ammunition, firearms accessories, or combination thereof.
  2. Any existing or future ordinance, executive order, administrative regulation, policy, procedure, rule, or any other form of executive or legislative action in violation of this section or the spirit thereof is hereby declared null, void, and unenforceable.

What are the Requirements to Legally Purchase a Firearm in Kentucky?

In order to purchase a firearm legally, the buyer must be 18 years old to purchase rifles, shotguns and ammunition. Buyers looking to purchase handguns must be at least 21 years old. No permits or registration are required to own a firearm in this state.

Anyone purchasing a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer must complete a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms form 4473 (firearms transaction form). This form will be maintained by the dealer. A firearms purchaser must, under the permanent provisions of the Federal Brady Law, also undergo a National Instant Criminal Background Check System check, which will be performed by the firearms dealer.

This check will indicate to the dealer whether the purchaser’s background allows for the person to complete the purchase of the firearm. If the check disallows the sale for no warranted reason, there is an appeal process the purchaser can pursue to receive the necessary clearance to complete the purchase.

How to Conduct a Private Sale in Kentucky?

In the state of Kentucky, there are no specific laws requiring a background check to buy or sell a firearm in a private transaction between two non-licensed individuals.

However, there are penalties for buyers and sellers if the firearm was sold to an ineligible person, selling a defaced firearm, making a straw purchase for an ineligible person or selling a restricted firearm (explosive weapon, machine gun), which can result in different criminal charges including and up to a felony criminal charge.

Here is the legal text that deals with private sales:

Title XIX. Public Safety and Morals Chapter 237. Firearms and Destructive Devices

Section 237.020. Right of Kentucky residents, out-of-state residents, and residents of other countries to buy firearms.

  1. Residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky who are citizens of the United States shall have the right to purchase or otherwise acquire rifles, shotguns, handguns, and any other firearms which they are permitted to purchase or otherwise acquire under federal law and the Kentucky Revised Statutes from properly licensed dealers, manufacturers, importers, or collectors, and unlicensed individual persons in Kentucky or in any other state or nation outside of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  2. Residents of states other than the Commonwealth of Kentucky who are citizens of the United States shall have the right to purchase or otherwise acquire rifles, shotguns, handguns, and any other firearms which they are permitted to purchase or otherwise acquire under federal law and the Kentucky Revised Statutes from properly licensed dealers, manufacturers, importers, or collectors, and from unlicensed individual persons in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  3. Citizens of countries other than the United States shall have the right to purchase or otherwise acquire rifles, shotguns, handguns, and any other firearms which they are permitted to purchase or otherwise acquire under federal law and the Kentucky Revised Statutes from properly licensed dealers, manufacturers, importers, or collectors, and from unlicensed individual persons in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  4. All such sales shall conform to the requirements of federal law, the Kentucky Revised Statutes, applicable local ordinances, and the law of the purchaser’s state.

Kentucky Firearm Ownership Restrictions

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.

For more details on Kentucky’s gun regulations visit: atf.gov/file/117236/download

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We guarantee your consigned firearm will fetch top-dollar and you will be paid within 15 – 30 days no matter what time of year it is or where you are located within the United States!

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