A Louisiana firearm bill of sale is a legal document that the seller, buyer, or both may need to use for the selling or buying transactions of a firearm. Each US state has specific regulations applied to the possession, use, etc. of guns. Find out what they are in Louisiana, whether you must register a firearm, and in which cases you should use a free bill of sale. Or, click here if you want to refresh your memory on the specifics of using bills of sale.
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All actions with firearms in Louisiana are regulated by state law. The matters that remain uncovered by the state law are regulated by Federal gun laws.
It is allowed to possess and carry a firearm on certain conditions:
There is no permit required for open carry of a handgun in Louisiana, but it is required for convinced carry. Before buying a gun, obtain such a permit by applying with the Louisiana state police. You can fill out and submit the application form online.
You can purchase a firearm either from a licensed gun dealer or from a private person. In the first case, you will not need any Louisiana firearm bill of sale. The dealer will fill out the AFT Firearms Transaction Form 4473. The buyer will undergo the National Instant Criminal Background Check. If the buyer has not been confirmed to be a prohibited possessor, the transfer can be completed.
It is also possible to purchase a gun from a person residing in Louisiana. In this case, no background check will be run. If you wish to sell guns regularly, you must obtain a relevant license.
If it is a transaction between two individuals, it is recommended to use a bill of sale. It will work as a receipt and proof of ownership transfer. A free printable template can be found in PDF format on our site (you can read the guide to the proper filling out of bills of sale here). When filling it out, check the ID of the other person.
Please be aware that penalties or even criminal charges can be applied to both buyers and sellers in case of the following: