Jonesville, VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Gun purchases differ from purchasing any other type of commodity in the United States.
Learning the laws and regulations governing the purchase and ownership of guns might seem intimidating at first, especially for first time gun users.
Below is a description of a typical online gun sale transaction.
Procedures for Online Gun Purchases
These days, 60% of all gun purchases are bought online. If the gun shops in your area don’t carry the gun of your dreams, you might want to consider the vast availability online gun sites have to offer, such as the Appalachian Sportsman Club. The Appalachian Sportsman Club is listed with every single gun site online under FFL. If you are in Virginia and do not see our FFL listed, contact us if you would like us to handle your gun transfer.
Once you make your online purchase, if you are a resident of the State of Virginia, the gun will be shipped to Appalachian Sportsman Club. All gun shipments are required to be delivered by two-day service.
You will receive a call once the gun is in our possession. We are required to keep records of the guns that go into and out of our store, so the gun will be entered into our book.
When you pick up your gun, you will need two, matching, valid forms of ID, at least one being a government issued photo ID that is not expired and the second proving residency, such as a gun permit. You will be required to fill out an ATF Form 4473 and a Virginia State form SP-65 in their entirety.
The staff at Appalachian Sportsman Club will call in the forms into the State Police and will either receive a direct approval or it will be delayed. If delayed, it could take up to three days to receive an approval code. Once we receive the approval code, we are authorized to release the gun to you, the purchaser.
If you experience a delay, Appalachian Sportsman Club will call you as soon as the state police provide an answer. If you are denied, you must contact the state police and FBI to find out why you were denied the purchase and resolve the issue.
If you live in Virginia but live far away from Appalachian Sportsman Club, we will ship the gun to another FFL location of your choice.
If you live in another state and make your firearms purchase from the Appalachian Sportsman Club, you must pick an FFL in your state, and we will ship your gun to the FFL. You will have to fill out the federal and state forms there and follow those procedures in order to purchase your gun. For example, all guns in New York must be listed on the gun permits, so every time a gun purchase is made, you have to get a coupon to bring to the county to have your gun permit amended. In Virginia, it is not required to list all of your gun purchases on your permit, so you don’t have to go through those extra steps.
For neighboring states, sometimes exceptions apply. For instance, in Virginia, we can sell pistols only to Virginian residents. However, we can sell long guns to anyone as long as they are legal in the purchaser’s state of residence and the purchaser is above 18 years of age.
Often, we have people purchasing their guns from other online sources. For people who live close to the Appalachian Sportsman Club, you can have your gun shipped to us, we are an FFL, and we can run the federal and state forms for you here when you pick up your gun. We charge only $20 for gun transfers, which is a lot less than the $50 or more most FFLs in our area charge.Appalachian Sportsman Club Dr. John W.O’Connor Ph.D. Jonesville, Virginia 24263 276-346-3625
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