is it legal to buy guns online

Is It Legal To Buy Guns Online?

Firearm Safety In Online Sales

Many times the question, “Is it safe and legal to buy guns online?” comes up surrounding online gun sales. That question can have many different answers, but when purchasing a firearm through SSL Firearms, buying a firearm is both safe and legal. SSL Firearms is a licensed FFL dealer that complies with all state and federal regulations both in handgun auctions and in the firearm transfer process. We are very adamant that all firearms that come to us are logged into our acquisition and disposition book and are only to be sold to buyers that are eligible to possess a firearm. Gun safety is one of our highest concerns. Read through the following replies to understand why the question “is it legal to buy guns online?” will always be YES with SSL.

Some of the popular questions that are asked when purchasing a firearm online are:

1.Can a gun be sent to my house? 

No, all firearms must be sent to a FFL (federal firearms license) dealer.

2.Do I need to have a background check

Yes, all firearms purchases require a federally mandated background check to be completed at the time the firearm is picked up

3.Can I have the background check done before buying a gun? 

No, the background check must be completed at the time the firearm is transferred from SSL Firearms to you.

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4.Do I need to have a concealed carry permit?

No, you do not need a carry permit to buy a gun online.

5.Why does the firearm need to be shipped to a FFL? 

The Gun Control Act of 1968 outlined new rules for selling and transferring firearms. As a result, it is now federal law to have all firearms shipped to a FFL dealer so the person the firearm is being transferred to can fill out the proper paperwork and complete the required background check

Prior to bidding on any of our auctions, interested bidders are more than welcome to visit us and view the firearms in person. Many people will feel more comfortable with the bidding process when they are able to see in person what they are bidding on in one of our Michigan gun auctions. 

If you have questions about the firearms you are bidding on our staff is ready to answer any questions you might have. Click here to contact us today. Check out some of our other frequently asked questions, or proceed to the online auctions!