What’s the Law: Selling a Long gun (2009)

Question: I have a rifle/shotgun for sale, and I have a buyer. What’s the procedure?

Answer: Your buyer must have a current long gun permit to acquire. It doesn’t matter if your long gun is or isn’t registered with the police. Make copies of the permit and the buyer’s Hawaii driver’s license for your records. Give the buyer your name, address, telephone number and also your police registration information (G-xxxxx and date of your registration), if applicable. If you acquired this long gun before July 1, 1994, tell your buyer there isn’t any police registration; however, the buyer must still register the long gun with the police within 5 days anyway. Collect the purchase price and turn over the long gun. Be sure the buyer has a gun case that completely encloses the long gun and do not give the buyer any magazine that holds more than 10 rounds and can also fit a handgun. Within 48 hours, you must inform the police of the name of your buyer, plus the make, model, serial number, caliber, and barrel length of the long gun you sold.

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