A Louisiana firearm bill of sale is a document proving the sale and transfer of a gun in the state. It identifies details about the gun seller and buyer and helps mitigate risks involved in the sale and transfer.
Buyers and sellers may want to use a firearm bill of sale to record the sale transaction to protect themselves from future legal issues.
However, no specific bill of sale or firearm transfer form document is required for private transactions.
In Louisiana, the only restrictions are placed on licensed gun shop owners.
State permit to purchase: No
Registration of firearm: No
License to own: No
Assault weapon law: No
Magazine capacity restriction: No
Permit for concealed carry: Yes
Permit for open carry: No
How to Sell a Firearm Privately
There are no specific requirements for private sales in Louisiana as long as the buyer is legally able to own a gun.
Louisiana makes it a crime to knowingly sell or transfer a firearm to a minor, to a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm (La. Rev. Stat. § 14:95.1.1), or to a patient in a treatment facility (La. Rev. Stat. § 28:183).
Additionally, minors under 18 may not own a handgun unless they have the written permission of their parents or guardians. (La. Rev. Stat. § 14:95.8)
Louisiana allows subjects of domestic violence restraining orders to transfer their firearms to a third party residing outside the home for the duration of the order (La. Code Crim. Proc. § Art.1002), subject to the approval of the parish Sheriff.
Firearm Inheritance Laws in Louisiana
The law is silent as to inheritance.
Louisiana does not require firearm registration.
Concealed Carry Permit
Louisiana permits open carry of any firearm for any Louisiana resident over 18 who is not otherwise prohibited from possessing a gun (local ordinances prior to 1985 apply).
A Louisiana resident over 21 may conceal carry with a valid Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit.
How to Apply
Louisiana is a “shall-issue” state, meaning a permit will be issued to any otherwise qualified individual who is:
- A Louisiana resident
- 21 years of age or over
- Eligible to possess a firearm under federal law
- Mentally competent
- Not a prior felon
- Not convicted of any domestic battery or other domestic violence charges
Step 1 – Fill Out Application
Complete form DPSSP 4645, Concealed Handgun Permit Application.
Step 2 – Submit Documentation
Attach required documentation regarding your firearms safety training course and results, any arrest records, and your medical records.
Step 3 – Get Fingerprinted
Submit a full set of fingerprints from an authorized fingerprint agency.
Step 4 – Complete Application
Turn in your application and documentation to:
Louisiana State Police Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
66375, Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Step 5 – Pay Fees
You must pay the required filing fee (check with your local police unit for current fees).
Louisiana has concealed-carry reciprocity with states that recognize Louisiana concealed-carry permits per L.A. Rev. Stat. 40:1379.3(T)(1).
Currently, these states have reciprocity with Louisiana:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Louisiana Firearm Bill of Sale Sample
Below is an example of a Louisiana firearm bill of sale.