Originally Posted by Jtelli71
I buy guns online quite a bit and have them tranferred through an ffl. I am an IL resident and frequent IN and WI almost weekly for work. Am I allowed to buy guns in those states face to face? This maybe a really.stupid question, but I just don't know.the drill. Advise and thanks...
Short answer: no for handguns, depends on IL law for long guns. Even if you purchase from a private party you cannot take a handgun home, it must be sent to a FFL in your residence state where you will complete the transfer. Just be sure to verify that the FFL will accept a firearm from a non-licensed person...some will not. Long guns can, in many cases, be purchased from a licensed dealer in a neighboring or border state but a 4473 and a NICS is still required, you cannot purchase interstate in a true face-to-face, i.e. no dealer intermediary, transaction.
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