Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Michigan Firearms FAQ: How Can A CPL-Holder Legally Swap Handguns With A Non-CPL Holder?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: What's the procedure for buying a used gun from an individual who doesn't have a CPL? Selling? I'm actually trading my pistol for another with a guy who doesn't have a CPL. (BTW, I'll drop him your card.)

A: A swap or trade of handguns will be need to be conducted as two separate transactions. Since you have a CPL, you only need to Google and download a "Michigan Pistol Sales Record Form," capture the necessary info on all three parts, conduct the transaction, and register your received handgun within 10 days.

In the other case of selling your current pistol, the buyer will need to get a 30-day Pistol Purchase Permit from his local police department. Both of you will sign it and record the necessary data, conduct the transaction, and he will need to register the handgun within 10 days.

You are strongly encouraged to not only conduct your own independent research but to also consult with a competent and qualified attorney before acting upon any information in this article. Laws covering self-defense, lethal force, firearms, and the Michigan Concealed Pistol License and their enforcement are always subject to change due to laws being amended, politics conducted in the Prosecutor's Office, and election results at all levels of government. Ignorance of the law, legally speaking, is not a valid excuse for running afoul of it. The penalties and fines imposed upon violators of firearms related offenses are stiff and severe.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

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Phone: 313.733.74

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