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Eligibility to Buy Guns

Anyone buying a gun online must pass a National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS 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

Please note that certain locations maintain stricter eligibility requirements. For a list of state restrictions, see State/Local Restrictions for Buying Guns

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