When buying a firearm from Griffin & Howe, (G&H), you (the buyer) must qualify under federal and local legal requirements to acquire a firearm, and must provide G&H with the proper identification and fill in the necessary forms. If we ship the firearm, we must ship it to another licensed firearm dealer and you will be required to comply with the local regulations regarding firearms purchase and transfer in said dealer’s state or territory. We offer a three day inspection period during which you have the right to return the firearm for any reason. Longer periods may be granted if requested in advance. The inspection period begins the day you collect your firearm from the dealer. If you return the firearm to us for any reason, you will be responsible for all shipping and shipping insurance fees. We accept cash, check, money order, wire transfers, Visa, MasterCard and American Express as forms of payment. Please note: cancellations and returns may be subject to a restocking charge.
Firearms are regulated by federal, state and local laws. Below are some general laws and regulations that are standard to most cities and states. This information is not meant to offer legal advice or provide clear cut laws for every person, but provide you with general guidelines that you can follow regarding the purchase of firearms and ammunition.
To purchase a firearm, an individual must meet certain requirements and complete forms, which vary from state to state. One must be 18 years of age to purchase a shotgun or a rifle and 21 years of age to purchase a handgun. The individual must also provide a government-issued photo ID showing current residence address and date of birth. Some states such as New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York City require additional State issued ID’s or permits in order to purchase a firearm and/or ammunition.
*Please note that it is possible for you to purchase firearms from our retail location even if you are not a resident of that state. However, we are required to ensure that the sale is legal in both the state where we sell the gun and your state of residence. You also do not need to be a U.S. citizen as resident aliens are also eligible to purchase firearms and ammunition but must provide evidence, or we offer export services and may be able to ship the gun(s) to you.
Once it is determined you are eligible to purchase a firearm and you have completed the required forms, the sales staff will contact NICS. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is a federal requirement designed to screen firearms purchasers.
Persons who are not able to purchase firearms include those convicted of, or are under indictment for a serious crime, who have a history of substance abuse or mental illness, who reside illegally in the United States or have renounced U. S. citizenship, and who are subject to a restraining order or have been convicted of a crime of domestic violence.
If we receive firearms on your behalf as a result of transfer from another dealer, we import a gun into the country at your request, or we return guns to you from our consigned gun inventory or from storage, the same process above applies. The only time it does not, is when you pick your gun up after it has been repaired. Please note that YOU must pick up your gun, not send someone to pick it up for you, and that the gun must be picked up from the same location that it was dropped off at.