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So you want to buy a gun online? You're in luck! There are dozens of websites out there prepared to supply you with whatever gun you're looking for. Whether it's a rifle or shotgun, semi-auto pistol or revolver, or even a Class III item like a machinegun, it can be found on the internet. The only thing keeping you from enjoying eternal firearms bliss is that you don't know how to buy a gun online. I can understand if you're nervous or intimidated by the idea - there are rules, and you don't want to get ripped off. But I can help you with that.

The first question that needs to be answered is: Are you legally allowed to buy a gun? Generally speaking, if you are over the age of 18 and NOT a convicted felon, you can purchase any kind of long gun (shotguns and rifles). If you are over the age of 21 and NOT a convicted felon, you can purchase both handguns and long guns. That's generally speaking. While not usually the case, there may be additional rules specific to your state. For example, some states don't allow anyone with a domestic violence conviction (even a misdemeanor) to own a gun. If you've never gotten in any kind of legal trouble, and you're over the age of 21, you're good to go.

What Kind of Gun?

Next, you should figure out what kind of gun you want. Knowing what you want before you start looking for a gun is important, because there are still states out there that have funny ideas about your right to be armed, and have prohibitions on certain classes of weapons. In other words, the purchase of some guns may be illegal where you live. For example, California only permits the sale of handguns that are on the State Attorney General's drop-test list. Weird, right? Some cities have complete bans on handguns. Chicago, for example. In New Jersey, the sale of an air gun is treated like the sale of a firearm. Knowing not just what you want, but whether it's legal to buy is important. So how do you find out if the type of gun you want is legal to buy in the state you live in? And how do you know if YOU are legally able to purchase a gun? Great question!

The answer is surprisingly easy. Visit your local gun shop. Every gun shop is required to have an FFL or Federal Firearms License. This is a license issued by the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives), that permits a person or business to conduct the sale of guns. The rules about who can sell guns are pretty straightforward. If you are selling guns that aren't in your private collection, you're in the "business" of selling guns and you need an FFL. An FFL can legally transfer ownership of a gun from one party to another, and that's important if you're going to be buying a gun. Make friends with the folks at your local gun shop. They know the rules and regulations specific to the area that you're living, and they'll keep you out of trouble about what you can, or can't buy.