PURCHASE TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR ONLINE FIREARM & AMMUNITION ORDERS
UPDATED DECEMBER 1, 2022
Federal law requires all firearms ordered from – and purchased on — NobleDefender.com be shipped to a federal firearms licensed dealer (FFL) in your state of residence to be transferred to you. If you intend to pick up an order from our retail store, please allow 4 business days before attempting pickup. When your order is ready for pickup, you will receive an email informing you that your order has arrived and is available, typically in 4-7 business days.
If you are not picking up at our retail store, you must select a dealer in your state of residence to which your firearm will be shipped for purposes of having it transferred to you.
To ship your firearm to an independent FFL dealer of your choice, you will need to provide a copy of its FFL license in the online checkout process. You will need to make arrangements with that dealer to agree to receive the firearm on your behalf and pay any transfer fee charged by such dealer.
The person purchasing the firearm through this website must be the actual purchaser of the firearm who will complete the Form 4473 at the dealer and pass a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (“NICS”). Federal law does not allow another person to pick up the firearm you purchased from the dealer and complete the Form 4473.
All firearm sales are final; firearms may not be returned for a refund or exchange. Prior to placing an order for a firearm, you should ensure that you are legally permitted to purchase and possess a firearm pursuant to federal, state, and local law, and have any licenses, permits, etc. required by state and local law. In addition, you should also ensure that the particular firearm you are purchasing is legal for you to possess pursuant to state and local law.
If the firearm is unable to be transferred to you at an FFL (for violation of any federal, state, or local law, or inability to produce current licenses or permits required by state and local law), your online payment will be refunded minus a twenty percent (20%) restocking fee and the cost of the return shipping.
At present, Noble Defender does not ship firearms to California, District of Columbia, and Massachusetts (except for law enforcement officers). Firearms shipped to states with magazine capacity restrictions will have ten round capacity magazines.
Prior to transferring the firearm to you, the dealer will require you to complete a Form 4473, on which you must answer the following questions under penalty of perjury:
- Are you under indictment or information in any court for a felony, or any other crime for which the judge could imprison you for more than one year?
- Have you ever been convicted in any court of a felony, or any other crime for which the judge could imprison you for more than one year even if you received a shorter sentence including probation?
- Are you a fugitive from justice?
- Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance? Warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized for medicinal or recreational purposes in the state where you reside.
- Have you ever been adjudicated as a mental defective OR have you ever been committed to a mental institution?
- Have you ever been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions?
- Are you subject to a court order restraining you from harassing, stalking or threatening your child or an intimate partner or child of such partner?
- Have you ever renounced your United States citizenship?
- Are you an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States?
You must be able to answer “no” to all of the above questions for the dealer to legally transfer the firearm to you. In addition, there are additional requirements if you are an alien admitted into the United States under a non-immigrant visa. If you do not know whether you can answer “no” to any of the above questions, you should consult with an attorney before purchasing a firearm online from Noble Defender.
The dealer will not be able to transfer the firearm to you if:
Your answers to the Form 4473 indicate that federal law prohibits you from purchasing and possessing the firearm; your NICS check results in a response of denied; or
The dealer has reasonable cause to believe that federal or state law prohibits it from transferring the firearm to you for any reason, e.g., you are straw purchasing the firearm on behalf of another person, you have an odor of marijuana, etc.
If the dealer is unable to transfer the firearm to you for one of the above reasons, you can request that the dealer ship the firearm back to Noble Defender. Upon receipt and inspection, Noble Defender will refund the purchase price, minus a twenty percent (20%) restocking fee and the cost of the return shipping.
By placing an order for a firearm online, I hereby acknowledge that:
- I am the actual purchaser of the firearm.
- I am legally eligible to purchase and possess the firearm pursuant to federal, state, and local law.
- The firearm is legal for me to purchase and possess pursuant to state and local law.
- I possess any and all required licenses, permits, etc. for me to purchase and possess the firearm pursuant to state and local law.
- The sale of the firearm is final, and it may not be returned for a refund or exchange.
- If the dealer is unable to transfer the firearm to me, there will be a twenty percent (20%) restocking fee, in addition to the return shipping costs.
The following states have specific requirements to purchase handguns in addition to the completion of a Form 4473: California; Connecticut; District of Columbia; Hawaii; Illinois; Iowa; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Nebraska; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; and Rhode Island. Information on the specific type of license/permit required by each state is below:
A handgun safety certificate is required to purchase a handgun. Cal. Penal Code § 26840.
In order to purchase a handgun, Connecticut law requires either: (1) a permit to carry a pistol or revolver; (2) a permit to sell at retail a pistol or revolver; or (3) an eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-33(b).
District of Columbia
A registration certificate is required to purchase a handgun. D.C. Code §§ 7-2502.01 et seq.
A permit to acquire a handgun is required to purchase a handgun. Haw. Stat. § 134-2.
A Firearm Owner’s Identification Card is required to purchase a handgun. 430 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 65/2.
Either a permit to acquire pistols or revolvers, or a permit to carry weapons, is required to purchase a handgun. Iowa Code § 724.15.
A handgun qualification license is required to purchase a handgun. Md. Code, Pub. Safety § 5-117.1.
Either a Class A or Class B license to carry, or a pistol identification card and a permit to purchase a pistol, is required to purchase a handgun. A Class B license to carry is not sufficient to purchase a semiautomatic firearm capable of accepting a magazine with a capacity of more than ten rounds. Mass Gen. Law ch. 140, § 131E(b).
A license to purchase is required to buy a handgun. Mich. Comp. Laws § 28.422.
A transferee permit, or a permit to carry, is required to purchase a handgun. If the purchaser does not have one of these permits, the dealer can still sell a handgun by making a written report to the chief law enforcement officer and then waiting five business days to allow time for an investigation. Minn. Stat. § 624.7132.
A certificate to purchase a handgun, or a concealed handgun permit, is required to buy a handgun. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 69-2403.
A permit to purchase a handgun is required to buy a handgun. N.J. Rev. Stat. §§ 2C:58-2(a)(5)(a) & 2C:58-3.
A license to possess, or a license to carry, a handgun is required to purchase a handgun in New York. N.Y. Penal Law § 400.00.
A permit to purchase or receive a handgun, or a concealed handgun permit, is required to buy a handgun. N.C. Gen. State. § 14-1402(a).
A pistol/revolver safety certificate, or a license to carry a concealed pistol or revolver, is required to buy and handgun. R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-47-35-35.1.
RESTRICTED AMMUNITION AREAS:
Federal, State, and Local Laws Relating to Ammunition Purchases:
We comply with ALL local, state, and federal laws. The following list of state and local laws is NOT represented to be all inclusive of the 50 states’ numerous firearms, ammunition, and magazine laws. You must be aware of any laws affecting your purchase.
ALASKA CUSTOMERS: No ammunition sales.
CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS: No ammunitions sales.
CONNECTICUT CUSTOMERS: A legible copy of state issued identification and one of the following is required to purchase ammunition:
A valid CT permit to carry a pistol or revolver OR
A valid CT long gun eligibility certificate OR
A valid CT ammunition certificate.
HAWAII CUSTOMERS: No ammunition sales.
ILLINOIS CUSTOMERS: Must have current copy of FOID card and State Photo Identification, No sales of ammunition and/or magazines to the City of Chicago. No sales of Incendiary, Exploding, Armor Piercing, APIT, Tracer, or SureShot Exploding Targets.
NEW YORK CUSTOMERS: Due to New York State law, we can no longer ship ammunition purchased online to NY residents (we will still ship to FFL’s and Seller of Ammunition permits)
NEW JERSEY CUSTOMERS: Firearms/Ammunition identification card & State ID must accompany ammunition orders for first time. No sales of magazines over 15 rounds.
WASHINGTON DC CUSTOMERS: No Sales of any products.
US TERRITORIES OF GUAM, PUERTO RICO, and VIRGIN ISLAND CUSTOMERS: No ammunition sales.
MASSACHUSETTS: Due to Massachusetts State law, we can no longer ship ammunition purchased online to MA residents including Magazines over 10 rounds and serialized products (Lowers, Rifles & Handguns)
FLORIDA: Florida prohibits the manufacture, sale or delivery of any armor-piercing bullet or exploding bullet, or “dragon’s breath” shotgun shell, bolo shell, or flechette shell.
We do not ship ammunition to APO & FPO Addresses
We do not ship ammunition to PO. Boxes
We only ship orders to addresses within the U.S.
Noble Defender recommends if you live in an apartment that you have your order delivered to the Main Office or Property Manager’s Office. Noble Defender is not responsible for lost or stolen ammunition. Do not forget to indicate what apartment number you live in.