How to Sell a Gun in Florida

A comprehensive guide

Selling a firearm legally in Florida requires understanding state and federal regulations to ensure a legal and smooth transaction. Whether you're a long-time gun owner or have recently inherited a firearm, knowing your options and legal obligations is crucial.

Options for Selling a Gun in Florida

There are numerous options available when considering the sale of firearms in the state of Florida.

Sell your gun to WeBuyGuns.com

Sell to WeBuyGuns.com

WeBuyGuns.com is a trusted online platform for selling firearms. We offer a straightforward and secure way to legally sell your gun quickly and easily. Simply submit a few details about your firearm, including its make, model, and condition, and we'll provide you with an instant quote.

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Sell your gun to a local dealer

Sell to a Local Dealer

Licensed dealers can handle all aspects of the sale, ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws.

Sell your gun through a private collection

Sell Through a Private Transaction

Direct sales to another individual are permitted, but come with specific legal responsibilities, both for the state of Florida and federally.

We have purchased more than 425 firearms from residents of the state of Florida since beginning operations in 2021.

State Laws for Selling a Gun in Florida

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, private sellers must adhere to certain state laws when selling firearms.

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Florida ID Requirements

Identification Requirements

In Florida private gun sales, the buyer and the seller must possess a valid government issued ID from the State of Florida.

Florida does not require a permit to purchase a firearm nor is there a permit that exempts any person from the background check requirement at a retail location.

Florida Waiting Periods

Waiting Periods

Florida law mandates a 3-day waiting period for handgun purchases from retail establishments, but this does not apply to private sales. Individual counties and cities have the authority to enact local ordinances extending the waiting period to as much as five days. Consult local ordinances for more detailed information.

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Age requirements

In Florida private gun sales, the buyer must meet the minimum age requirement for the firearm type being transferred.

  • Pistol / Revolver - 21
  • Shotgun (No Shoulder Stock) - 21
  • Shotgun (w/ Shoulder Stock) - 18
  • Rifle - 18

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Background Checks in Private Sales

While not required by Florida state law for private sales, it's recommended to conduct a background check for your own safety and legal protection.

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Ineligible Persons

In addition to federal legislation, Florida law prohibits persons who:

  • Are adjudicated delinquent of a crime that would have been a felony if committed by an adult until the age of 24 or until record is expunged.
  • Receive “Adjudication Withheld” on any felony or on a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and three years has not yet lapsed since the completion of sentencing provisions.
  • were recently arrested for a potentially disqualifying crime which has not been dismissed or disposed of in court.

Florida Residents Must Follow Federal Laws for Private Transactions

Federal law requires that the buyer of a firearm must be legally eligible to own a gun.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) provides guidelines for these transactions.

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WeBuyGuns has purchased thousands of firearms from more than 850 locations all over the United States, including Florida.

We provide the fastest and easiest way to sell firearms online!

Our user-friendly platform allows you to sell your entire gun collection in just a few simple steps.

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Selling Your Gun — Our Process

The first step is to create an account.

From there you can individually submit the firearms in your collection. This process includes answering a few short questions about each firearm in your collection and uploading a couple photos. We will send you an official offer on your firearms within 24 business hours. You will then have two weeks to decide if our offers are right for you! If you accept our offers, webuyguns.com will provide you with a series of pre-paid shipping labels, which you can use to ship us your gun collection. Once received, we will notify you that you're ready for payment. We will then send you a paper check or ACH direct deposit (your choice). The entire process can take about a week from start to finish. Imagine having your entire collection sold and cash in hand in a week!

Sell Your Handgun Step 1
Tell Us About Your Gun
Fill out a short form and upload a few photos to help us identify your firearms and their condition. We will be in touch with you throughout the entire process.
Sell Your Handgun Step 2
We Verify the Make & Models of All Firearms
We review your information and images to assess the condition of your firearms and determine a fair market value.
Sell Your Handgun Step 3
We Make You an Offer
We will present you with an offer for sale. If you accept the offer, we will provide you with a shipping label and we pay for shipping!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this legal?

    Yes. We are a federally licensed firearms dealer located in the state of Indiana. You, the seller, are covered under our license just as you would be if you walked into our store. There are no laws preventing you from selling your firearm to us.

  • How long are offers good for?

    Offers are valid for 14 days.

  • Can I sell multiple firearms?

    Absolutely! Once firearm information has been submitted, you will have the ability to submit additional firearms for review and offers. These firearms will be viewable from your user panel, which you access from your initial offer email.

  • How do I get paid?

    We will either send you a check, or we will issue the funds via a secure ACH direct deposit. During the offer approval process, you will tell us which method of payment you prefer.

 

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