As of 3/15 here in NY private sales of firearms are no longer allowed. All private sales must now be facilitated by an FFL. Due to some mandates by NY, there have been many questions as to the procedure. We now have the answers. The ATF has changed the procedure which effects private sales done by FFL's nationwide. The ATF open letter on private sales can be found at the following link. The new procedure can be found by following the link in the newly added notation at the top of the page. http://www.atf.gov/regulations-rulings/procedures/031513-open-letter-atf-procedure-2013-1.pdf If anyone is interested, the new NY regulations on private transfers can be found at http://www.governor.ny.gov/2013/private-sale NY has mandated that FFL's can charge no more than $10 to facilitate a private transfer. I don't know of an FFL that'll do a transfer for $10. This one won't be doing them. This effectively ends all private transfers in NY. Hopefully, this won't be coming to a state near you anytime soon but all should remain vigilant!