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Private Firearm Transfer Laws

last updated: January 1, 2014

The following states allow private transfers of firearms:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

The following states allow private transfers of long guns only:

Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

The following states allow private transfers except at gun shows:

Colorado

The following states allow private transfer of long guns only, except at gun shows:

Connecticut, Illinois, New York

The following states ban all private firearm transfers:

California, Maryland, Oregon, Rhode Island