Although most people like to believe what they see on TV, pawn shops are where shady people buy and sell unregistered weapons for criminal purposes, the reality of buying and selling firearms from pawn shops is a lot less “Hollywood.” If you’re at all interested in buying or selling a firearm of your own, please, browse through the information we’ve provided below to garner some insight and tips on how to best ensure a smooth, entirely legitimate transaction.
The Truth About Selling and Buying Firearms To/From Pawn Shops
The truth is, buying and selling firearms of any kind is a strict business requiring licenses and other compliance to even be legally authorized to do. At Traders Loan and Jewelry, for instance, we are “L.A.’s only new gun dealer who will buy, sell, pawn, or store your gun all under one roof,” which means we have to, and do, take our liabilities very seriously. We’re fully licensed, registered, and comply with all official gun regulations and standards set forth by all recognizable authorities to ensure we provide the most lawful business practices at all times.
Important Things You Need To Know About Selling A Gun To A Pawn Shop
If you’re looking specifically to sell a firearm to a pawn shop, there are certain things you should know beforehand. For example, you need to make sure the gun you are trying to sell is already licensed and registered when you come into our shop, as we will need proof of this to even consider a transaction since all our for-sale firearms must be fully licensed and registered. You will also need to make sure when your firearm is brought into the shop, it’s unloaded and locked safely away inside a secure case along with any additional accessories or attachments it comes with. Additionally, you’ll need to have a photo ID that shows you are over 18, or 21 if you’re selling a handgun, and that you are a permanent resident of California. Lastly, as with any transaction involving a firearm, you should always be prepared to submit to a full background check.
What Exactly Can You Buy/Sell
Luckily for firearm enthusiasts all over L.A., we accept and sell all brands of shotguns, handguns, and rifles (no assault weaponry) – which we typically break up into three categories. Weapons we deem “mechanically functioning,” meaning functional but not overly impressive, will often be considered, though each case is unique so your best bet is to just stop by and ask how valuable your weapon actually is. New and “like new” firearms obviously have considerably more value, and will thus almost always be considered for purchase, which is why our inventory mostly consists of such high quality firearms. Finally, of course, any popular antique firearms will be desired, and may even fetch a fine price depending on their exact specifications.
Want to know more about how you can sell or buy a firearm to/from Traders Loan and Jewelry? Stop by and see us today! We’ll answer any questions you might have about your weapon, or any of ours – all you have to do is ask! To get your pawning adventure started, come visit us at Traders Loan & Jewelry today at 18505 Sherman Way Reseda, CA 91335, call 818.345.8696 , or simply fill out the form on our contact page if you have any questions.