Originally Posted by AsmelEduardo
As you Know why.... It's probably that I move to FL or TX in the next year or two, I've relatives and friend in both states.... I'm doing all legally so I want to know how is the process of firearm buying (and carry if it's permited) on those states.... (the other option it's Canada for sure) I can't buy a firearm until I became RESIDENT (green card), not with Work Permit visa, I know that... but what it's the diference betwen buy in a store and a privates sale? here in Venezuela is easier buy it from a store than a particular (more paperwork and the cost in time and money are bigger) and how's that of registering a gun? Sorry for stupid question but I'm not familiar at all to the States laws... and I want to do everything by the book
With all the great things we are blessed with here in the "United States" one of them is NOT
all the different laws we must abide by when traveling from state to state.
As a gun owner and a US citizen, I must be up on all federal laws as they apply to firearms. I am licensed to carry in Florida and this requires me to be totally cognitive of all Florida state firearms laws, but I also know that federal law trumps state law if they are in conflict (depending on what court they are heard in).
Still with me? OK, then there are the stateís county laws and local municipal laws which can differ from the Florida and US laws. Most people would give up by now but if youíre still reading, Iím impressed and feel you will make an excellent gun owner!
It sounds complicated but if you take the required legal course, firearm training AND absorb the information, you will be fine.
I keep two books constantly updated and handy for reference. They are;
Florida Firearms -- Law, Use And Ownership, Sixth Edition
by Jon H. Gutmacher, Esq.
I keep Mr. Gutmacherís law office phone number on my cellís speed dial. It will be the second number I call if Iím involved in a shooting. (The first # is 911 of course)
I never talk about FL gun law unless this book is in close proximity.
This is Floridaís CCW licensing website;
The second book is the Travelerís Guide to Firearms Laws of the Fifty States, 2008.
By J. Scott Kappas, Esq.
As a Licensed CCW in Florida I also am permitted to carry in 33 additional states due to reciprocity agreements. The book helps sort out the variations in each statesí laws.
For example, later this week Iím driving to Ohio and then on to Michigan. A quick check of this publication tells me the knife I carry along with my Colt here in Florida is not permitted in Michigan, West Virginia, South Carolina, but in Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia itís OK. Knowledge is power and I am informed, and can make rational decisions based on that knowledge. With that said, I will probably carry the knife for the whole trip. My choice.
Florida eligibility Requirements
o You must be 21 years of age or older.
o You must be able to demonstrate competency with a firearm.
o Unless you are serving overseas in the United States Armed Forces, you must currently reside in the United States (US) AND be a US citizen or deemed a lawful permanent resident alien by Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). If you are serving overseas in the US Armed Forces, submit a copy of your deployment documentation with your application. If you are not a US citizen, submit documentation issued by the USCIS proving you are a permanent legal resident alien with proof you have resided in the state of residence (as shown on your application) for at least 90 consecutive days prior to the date the application is submitted.
I hope this answers your questions and I look forward to our next exchange.
You are most welcome to visit the "GunShine State" of Florida and bask in our sunshine and gun laws.
Should you get to the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area, let me know and we can go expend some ammo!