Buying Firearms

Firearms Purchase terms & conditions

 

It is the customer's responsibility to follow all Federal, State and Local Laws. All firearms MUST be picked up by the BUYER (ACTUAL PURCHASER) at your selected FFL or in our store. A valid government issued identification document, or combination of government issued documents, which reflect the buyer's current residential address must be presented at the selected store location prior the completion of any firearm related paperwork and background check initiation. The actual purchaser must be 18 years of age or older to purchase rifles and/or shotguns. The actual purchaser must be 21 years of age or older to purchase handguns and/or firearm receivers, frames or pistol-grip only firearms.

Depending on the selected FFL location and firearm type, additional identification credentials may be required. The actual buyer must personally fill out BATFE Form 4473 as well as any applicable state and/or local forms. Upon completion of all required forms, Schnee's will conduct a required background check on the buyer (actual purchaser) in accordance with Schnee’s policies and all Federal, State and Local Laws. Holders of valid ATF approved NICS exempt firearms permits will generally not undergo a background check prior to the transfer. In certain states a fee is associated with the background check; the purchaser is responsible for this fee and it is paid at the store location. For any additional questions pertaining to waiting periods, the background check process and/or firearm transfer process please consult the firearm laws of the state where your desired pick-up store is located as well as your home state, county and city. For your reference, please consult the following publications: ATF Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide at: ATF Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide and ATF State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms.

Customers wishing to have firearms shipped to Schnee’s from third-party locations (i.e. non-Schnee’s Facilities) require prior approval from Schnee’s. Such transfers are subject to an FFL transfer fee, applicable taxes (if required), background check (if required), background check fee (if any) and waiting period (if any). Firearms will only be transferred in accordance with all Schnee’s policies. The FFL transfer fee is $50.00 for non-California locations. The FFL transfer fee for California locations is $100.00.

 

Buyer Acknowledgements:

  • I CERTIFY THAT I AM THE ACTUAL TRANSFEREE/BUYER (PURCHASER) OF THE FIREARM(S) ON THIS ORDER AND SCHNEE'S WILL ONLY TRANSFER THE FIREARM(S) TO THE ACTUAL BUYER WITH VALID U.S. IDENTIFICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SCHNEE'S POLICIES, ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

  • I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FIREARM(S) I HAVE PURCHASED WILL BE SHIPPED TO MY SELECTED FFL AND MUST BE PICKED UP BY ME (THE ACTUAL BUYER)AND THAT MY VALID U.S. PHOTO IDENTIFICATION AND METHOD OF PAYMENT WILL BE VERIFIED AT THE STORE PRIOR TO DELIVERY OF ANY FIREARM(S).

  • I DECLARE THAT I AM 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER IF BUYING A LONG GUN; OR THAT I AM 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER IF BUYING A HANDGUN AND/OR OTHER TYPE OF FIREARM. THE BUYER'S AGE WILL BE VERIFIED DURING THE FIREARM PAPERWORK PROCESS.

  • I UNDERSTAND IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLY WITH ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS REGARDING FIREARM TRANSFER AND OWNERSHIP.

  • I UNDERSTAND THAT ADDITIONAL STATE BACKGROUND CHECK FEES MAY APPLY (E.G. TRANSFERS TAKING PLACE IN CA, CO, NV, OR, TN, UT, VA, ETC.) AND WILL NEED PAID BY ME AT THE STORE LOCATION.

  • I UNDERSTAND THAT IF MY BACKGROUND CHECK IS NOT APPROVED, A REFUND WILL BE MADE AT THE STORE IN ACCORDANCE WITH STORE REFUND POLICIES.

  • I UNDERSTAND THAT AFTER THE FIREARM IS TRANSFERRED TO ME, THE SALE IS CONSIDERED FINAL AND THE FIREARM IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN.

  • I UNDERSTAND THAT ANY WARRANTY CLAIMS MADE AFTER TRANSFER WILL BE HANDLED BY THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR AUTHORIZED WARRANTY REPAIR FACILITY.

  • BY CHECKING THIS BOX, I AGREE TO ALL OF THE ABOVE DECLARATIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

 

Firearm Buying FAQ's:

What is an FFL?

Any business selling firearms is required by law to hold an FFL.  An "FFL" is a Federal Firearm License.  All firearms sold to customers online must be delivered to a local FFL holder who will help the customer perform a background check. More than 60,000 FFL holders can be found across the country.

 

What do I need to arrange with the local FFL holder?

It's simple, have your preferred FFL holder send us a copy of their license to matt@schnees.com. Alternatively, they may fax it to us at (406) 587-7789. We recommend checking with your FFL prior to ordering to ensure that they are willing to accept the transfer.

 

What type of identification document will work to pick up my firearm?

A government issued photo identification valid at the time of background check initiation that displays full legal name, date of birth and current residential address (e.g. Driver's License, State Issued Identification Card, Certain State Concealed Handgun Permit, etc.).

 

The address printed on my driver's license is not correct, what supplemental documentation do I need to bring to pick up my firearm?

If you have updated your address with the government entity (e.g. DMV) that issued it, your driver's license may still be used for identification and date of birth verification purposes only. Another valid government issued document that contains your name and current residential address can be used to supplement your driver's license as proof of current residence (e.g. Vehicle Registration, Voter Identification Card, Concealed Handgun Permit, etc.).

 

I don't live in the same state as my desired pick-up location; can I still order a firearm online?

Handguns may only be transferred to residents of the state where the transaction is taking place. Under certain and limited circumstances, long-guns my transferred to residents of different states. If you are uncertain, please consult the firearm laws of the state where your desired pick-up store is located as well as your home state, county and city. For your reference, please consult the following publications: ATF Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide and ATF State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms.

 

Can I purchase a firearm online using my Schnee's gift card?

Yes.

 

Are there additional in-store fees associated with the firearm background check?

Yes - Depending on the FFL location selected for firearm pick-up and final transfer (e.g. CA, CO, NV, OR, TN, UT, VA, etc.), additional state background check fees may apply.

 

What do I do if I'm unsure I can pass a background check?

Consult with your local authorities and/or private counsel.

 

What if my background check is denied? Can I have my spouse, relative or another individual pick up the firearm?

No. Another person picking up a firearm on behalf of a prohibited individual is committing a “straw purchase.” This is a very serious federal crime punishable by a fine of up to $250,000.00 and 10 years in prison.