Legality of Buying Guns Online
Anyone legally eligible to buy a gun can order a gun online. The gun must be shipped to a licensed FFL Dealer, and you must complete a background check before you take possession of the gun.
Age Requirements for Buying Guns
Federal law requires you to be at least 18 years old to purchase a rifle or shotgun and at least 21 years old to purchase a handgun. Some states/locations may have more restrictive laws. Please check your local laws and regulations before ordering.
Eligibility to Buy Guns
Anyone buying a gun online must pass a National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS Check) or state background check before the FFL Dealer can transfer possession to you. In general, to pass the check you must:
- Provide your address, place of birth, height, weight, sex, birth date, ethnicity, and race
- Verify you are:
- The actual buyer of the firearm
- A citizen of the United States
- Verify you are NOT:
- Under indictment for a felony or any crime for which the judge can imprison you for more than a year
- A convicted felon
- A fugitive from justice
- An unlawful drug user
- Mentally defective
- A recipient of a dishonorable discharge from the Military
- The subject of a domestic restraining order
- A convicted domestic abuser
- An illegal alien
It's in your best interest to know that you can pass a background check prior to purchasing a firearm online. For many dealers, including Wraith Precision, all sales are final on firearms.
Some State/Local Restrictions for Buying Guns
Some locations have additional restrictions or licensing requirements for gun purchases. Below is a list some of the more common location-specific regulations.
NOTE: This list is provided as a convenience and is not guaranteed to be accurate or complete. Please check all applicable local, state, and federal laws prior to purchasing your gun.
The following states require licensing to purchase any long gun or handgun: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
The following states require licensing to purchase handguns: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York and North Carolina.
Rhode Island requires a mandatory 7 day waiting period for all gun purchases and Handgun Safety Course required for handgun purchases.