State Multiple Gun Purchases & Sales

Multiple Purchases & Sales of Firearms in Vermont

Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2015

Vermont has no law restricting sales or purchases of multiple firearms.

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Multiple Purchases & Sales of Firearms in New York

Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2015

It is a class C felony in New York to unlawfully sell, exchange, give or dispose of five or more handguns, short-barreled shotguns or rifles, or assault weapons to another person or persons in a period of not more than one year.1 It is a class B felony to unlawfully transfer ten or more such weapons to a person or persons in a period of not more than one year.2 These provisions only apply to otherwise unlawful transfers. In addition, if an unlicensed individual possesses five or more handguns, short-barreled shotguns or rifles, or assault weapons, New York law presumes that the person intends to sell those weapons.3

New York has no other laws limiting the number of firearms that may be sold to a single person in any given period of time.

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  1. N.Y. Penal Law § 265.12. []
  2. N.Y. Penal Law §§ 265.12, 265.13. []
  3. N.Y. Penal Law § 265.15(6). []

Multiple Purchases & Sales of Firearms in Connecticut

Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Connecticut imposes no restrictions on purchases or sales of multiple firearms.

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Multiple Purchases & Sales of Firearms in Missouri

Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2015

Missouri imposes no restrictions on purchases or sales of multiple firearms.

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Multiple Purchases & Sales of Firearms in New Hampshire

Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015

New Hampshire has no law restricting sales or purchases of multiple firearms.

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Multiple Purchases & Sales of Firearms in Pennsylvania

Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015

Pennsylvania has no law restricting sales or purchases of multiple firearms.

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Multiple Purchases & Sales of Firearms in California

Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015

California law prohibits the purchase of more than one handgun within any 30-day period.1 Also, licensed firearms dealers may not deliver a handgun to anyone following notification from the California Department of Justice that the purchaser has applied to acquire another handgun within the preceding 30-day period.2 These restrictions do not apply to firearm transactions between private parties, even when those transactions are processed as required through a licensed dealer.3

Firearms dealers are required to post conspicuously in their licensed premises a warning, in block letters at least one inch in height, that notifies potential purchasers of the prohibitions on applications to purchase more than one handgun within any 30-day period.4

See our Multiple Purchases or Sales of Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Cal. Penal Code § 27535. []
  2. Cal. Penal Code § 27540(f). []
  3. Cal. Penal Code § 27535. There are a number of other exceptions to these restrictions laid out in this section, including, but not limited to, exceptions for law enforcement agencies, private security companies, licensed collectors, and the replacement of a lost or stolen handgun. Id. []
  4. Cal. Penal Code § 26835(g). []

Multiple Purchases & Sales of Firearms in Washington

Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2014

Washington has no law restricting sales or purchases of multiple firearms.

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Multiple Purchases & Sales of Firearms in Illinois

Posted on Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Illinois has no law restricting sales or purchases of multiple firearms.

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Multiple Purchases & Sales of Firearms in Massachusetts

Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Massachusetts has no law restricting sales or purchases of multiple firearms.

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