Originally Posted by Bystronicman08
I recently bought my first handgun from a co-worker but at the time i didn't know i needed a gun permit to purchase a gun from a private party.I have had the gun or several months and need what to do since i have the gun but did not obtain a permit for it.I would call the local sheriffs office but i am afraid i may be charged with a crime or have my handgun confiscated.So my question is what should i do and can i be charge with a crime?
Give the gun back to the party that you purchasd it from and have him hold your money in escrow, get your permits then close the transaction legally. Where are you located, are you absolutely sure that you need a permit for a face-to-face? If so, better check to make sure that a FFL transfer and a NICS check are not also required.
PS..yes, you can be charged with illegal possession of a firearm if you are caught with an illegally obtained gun. Your gun will be confiscated, you will be charged and if convicted, as a felon on a weapons charge, you will never be able to purchase another gun...anywhere.