Sell Investment Grade Guns in Indiana for Top Dollar with Dunlap Gun Consigners.

For those looking to sell an expensive gun for top dollar in Indiana, trust Dunlap gun Consigners to get the job done. We understand the stress of selling  gun in general and the address when it is an investment grade gun. From finding an eligible buyer willing to pay the premium, shopping it around, all while following the gun regulations in place, can be an exhaustive process doing it alone.

Which is why many have trusted our service to maximize their profits. We employ insightful and accurate sales data, spare no expenses associated with the transaction and showcase firearms to an expansive audience from across the United States. Above all else, we guarantee selling clients firearms and paying them out within 15 – 30 days of agreeing to use our service; something other consignment services cannot match. Our clients get to relax from the comfort of home while we do all the hard work.

However, for those who are determined to try and sell on their own, we have compiled a useful guide below to navigate Indiana’s gun regulations to assist with a smooth and legal transaction.

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

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 Indiana?

In the state of Indiana, 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.

Indiana Firearm Ownership Restrictions

Chapter. 2 Handguns
Section 35-47-2-7 Prohibited sales or transfers. [Effective until July 1, 2019]

(a) Except an individual acting within a parent-minor child or guardian-minor protected person relationship or any other
individual who is also acting in compliance with IC 35-47-10 (governing children and firearms), a person may not sell,
give, or in any other manner transfer the ownership or possession of a handgun or assault weapon to any person under
18 years of age.

(b) A person who knowingly or intentionally sells, gives, or in any other manner transfers the ownership or possession of a
handgun to another person who the person knows:

  1. is ineligible for any reason other than the person’s age to purchase or otherwise receive from a dealer a handgun;
    or
  2. intends to use the handgun to commit a crime;
    commits criminal transfer of a handgun, a Level 5 felony. However, the offense is a Level 3 felony if the other person
    uses the handgun to commit murder (IC 35-42-1-1).

(c) A person who purchases a handgun with the intent to:

  1. resell or otherwise provide the handgun to another person who the person knows is ineligible for any reason to
    purchase or otherwise receive from a dealer a handgun;
  2. resell or otherwise provide the handgun to another person who the person knows intends to use the handgun to
    commit a crime; or
  3. transport the handgun outside Indiana to be resold or otherwise provided to another person who the transferor
    knows:
    (A) is ineligible to purchase or otherwise receive a handgun; or
    (B) intends to use the handgun to commit a crime;
    commits the straw purchase of a handgun, a Level 5 felony. However, the offense is a Level 3 felony if the other
    person uses the handgun to commit murder (IC 35-42-1-1).

(d) As used in this subsection, “NICS” has the meaning set forth in IC 35-47-2.5-2.5. It is a defense to a prosecution under
subsection (b)(1) that:

  1. the accused person contacted NICS (or had a dealer contact NICS on the person’s behalf) to request a
    background check on the other person before the accused person sold, gave, or in any other manner transferred the
    ownership or possession of the handgun to the other person; and
  2. the accused person (or dealer acting on the person’s behalf) received authorization from NICS to sell, give, or in
    any other manner transfer ownership or possession of the handgun to the other person.

Section 35-47-2-7 Prohibited sales or transfers. [Effective July 1, 2019]
(a) As used in this section, “machine gun” means any weapon that shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily
restored to shoot automatically more than one (1) shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. The
term includes the frame or receiver of any such weapon, any part designed and intended solely and exclusively, or a
combination of parts designed and intended, for use in converting a weapon into a machine gun, and any combination of
parts from which a machine gun can be assembled if such parts are in the possession or under the control of a person.

(b) Except an individual acting within a parent-minor child or guardian-minor protected person relationship or any other
individual who is also acting in compliance with IC 35-47-10 (governing children and firearms) and federal law, a person
may not sell, give, or in any other manner transfer the ownership or possession of a handgun or machine gun to any
person under eighteen (18) years of age.

(c) A person who knowingly or intentionally sells, gives, or in any other manner transfers ownership or possession of a
machine gun to a person under eighteen (18) years of age commits a Level 5 felony. However, the offense is a Level 4
felony if the person who sells, gives, or transfers ownership of the machine gun has a prior conviction under this section,
and a Level 3 felony if a person under eighteen (18) years of age uses the machine gun to commit murder (IC 35-42-1-1).

(d) A person who knowingly or intentionally sells, gives, or in any other manner transfers the ownership or possession of a
handgun to another person who the person knows:

  1. is ineligible for any reason other than the person’s age to purchase or otherwise receive from a dealer a handgun;
    or
  2. intends to use the handgun to commit a crime; commits criminal transfer of a handgun, a Level 5 felony. However, the offense is a Level 3 felony if the other person
    uses the handgun to commit murder (IC 35-42-1-1)

(e) A person who purchases a handgun with the intent to:

  1. resell or otherwise provide the handgun to another person who the person knows is ineligible for any reason to
    purchase or otherwise receive from a dealer a handgun;
  2. resell or otherwise provide the handgun to another person who the person knows intends to use the handgun to
    commit a crime; or
  3. transport the handgun outside Indiana to be resold or otherwise provided to another person who the transferor
    knows:
    (A) is ineligible to purchase or otherwise receive a handgun; or
    (B) intends to use the handgun to commit a crime;
    commits the straw purchase of a handgun, a Level 5 felony. However, the offense is a Level 3 felony if the other
    person uses the handgun to commit murder (IC 35-42-1-1).

(f) As used in this subsection, “NICS” has the meaning set forth in IC 35-47-2.5-2.5. It is a defense to a prosecution under
subsection (d)(1) that:

  1. the accused person contacted NICS (or had a dealer contact NICS on the person’s behalf) to request a
    background check on the other person before the accused person sold, gave, or in any other manner transferred the
    ownership or possession of the handgun to the other person; and
  2. the accused person (or dealer acting on the person’s behalf) received authorization from NICS to sell, give, or in
    any other manner transfer ownership or possession of the handgun to the other person.

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 Indiana’s gun regulations visit: atf.gov/file/117221/download

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