Some states require a license or permit to anyone who will sell firearms. In addition, certain states, such as California, prohibit anyone who is not a licensed dealer from selling firearms. This means that private parties will not be allowed to deal with the sale of firearms unless they go through a licensed dealer. When it comes to selling in gun shows, some states require background checks and other additional requirements for sellers.


Some states, such as Hawaii and New York, require gun purchasers to obtain a permit. A background check is a common requirement . . .

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