You know it's kinda hard to buy guns in Maryland. The State puts up more roadblocks on top of the ones the Feds have up that everyone is familiar with.
But it's harder to sell a gun.
Let's say you have one revolver too many, and you cull it from the herd. Trot on down to the store you bought it to sell to them? Naw. Quite a number of gunstores won't buy your used gun. Or buy back. Lots have a 'all sales final' clause and once you walk out the door with it, you can't return it to get your money back 5 minutes later.
Which is a decent policy. Otherwise crime guns could be sold or returned to the gunstore, sold to someone else. I can see the reasoning of the dealer.
You can sell your surplus item to a buddy that wants. Yeah, the name's T-Bolt. My friends call me T... only I ain't got not friends.
And if I did, I'd have to drag that friend to a gun dealer, both of us get probulated by forms, NICS checks done, then the pistol is left in the dealer's safe for a month until the friend can come pick it up. Dealer collects a fee for all this.
Under the table sales? Man to man with a handshake to another state resident? Illegal. That revolver I want to sell if kinda rare and Tam wants it? She lives in Indiana and that state has more sane gun laws. I can just trot it up to her the next blogshoot in the Midwest and sell it to her, lickity splickity, right? No, that's illegal, too, is my understanding. The Feds require all sales to be in state or through a dealer. It's Maryland that makes it a no no to really sell it IN state. At least Maryland cares a little less about many long guns. But a handgun is a restricted item. And difficult to sell.
I don't go to pawn shops much, but when I do I rarely see one selling guns in this state.
So how DO you sell them? Well, befriend an FFL til he trusts you and knows you're not a dirtbag and maybe he'll be laxer on the buying of used guns policy. Also. Look for gun dealers with large used gun counters. If the dealer isn't buying guns he might take your gun and put it up on consignement and display it in his case. For a fee. There your prized gatt can linguish for a short or a long time waiting for a new owner to pick YOUR puppy in the window.
It's like the state wants to make it a hassle that no one will bother with. Imagine that.
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