(a) A person shall not sell, rent, or transfer a firearm to any person who he or she knows is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm.
(b) (1) Violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor, unless the firearm is:
(A) A handgun;
(B) A sawed-off or short-barrelled shotgun, as defined in § 5-1-102;
(C) A sawed-off or short-barrelled rifle, as defined in § 5-1-102;
(D) A firearm that has been specially made or specially adapted for silent discharge;
(E) A machine gun;
(F) An explosive or incendiary device, as defined in § 5-71-301;
(G) A defaced firearm, as defined in § 5-73-107; or
(H) Other implement for the infliction of serious physical injury or death that serves no common lawful purpose.
(2) If the firearm is listed in subdivision (b)(1) of this section, a violation of this section is a Class B felony.