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Old 03-30-2010, 12:12 PM   #1
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I was cruising one of my GA gun trader forums this morning and saw a listing from a guy in NC selling a revolver cheap. A couple of replies are posted saying "if you were in GA, I'd be all over this". The guy then posts that he visits Atlanta every weekend. I post that an FFL is required to legally transfer this gun to a GA resident on his visits to Atlanta.

He comes back and says - I'm a GA resident as I own property in both states. This brings up an interesting question, for the purposes of purchasing a handgun - can you be a resident of multiple states?

I currently own property in GA and SC so I'm interested in the answer to this one. I could get a SC carry permit (you have to own property if you don't have a SC DL) - would this prove my residency?

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Old 03-30-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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I was cruising one of my GA gun trader forums this morning and saw a listing from a guy in NC selling a revolver cheap. A couple of replies are posted saying "if you were in GA, I'd be all over this". The guy then posts that he visits Atlanta every weekend. I post that an FFL is required to legally transfer this gun to a GA resident on his visits to Atlanta.

He comes back and says - I'm a GA resident as I own property in both states. This brings up an interesting question, for the purposes of purchasing a handgun - can you be a resident of multiple states?

I currently own property in GA and SC so I'm interested in the answer to this one. I could get a SC carry permit (you have to own property if you don't have a SC DL) - would this prove my residency?
I think property ownership and legal residence is apples and oranges. I also think you know that.
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I think property ownership and legal residence is apples and oranges. I also think you know that.
That's my first take on it as well but having a resident carry permit (SC does not allow non-resident permits) throws in a new wrinkle...
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You cannot be a resident of two states. If you maintain two different residences in two different states, then the one that you have your drivers license and voter registration from, is the one you reside in. If you only have one residence, then that is your state of residence.

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Thanks for the info. Looks like the fella on the other forum could have problems if he heads to Atlanta and sells the gun...

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