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Old 09-28-2012, 04:29 AM   #1
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when one purchases a firearm, in this case a rifle, one must show proof that you live here and etc. my question is if your name is not the name on the proof (gas bills and adress, etc) what do you show then to prove that you live there? an example would be an 18 year old trying to purchase a firearm but lives with his parents?

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Old 09-28-2012, 04:33 AM   #2
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when one purchases a firearm, in this case a rifle, one must show proof that you live here and etc. my question is if your name is not the name on the proof (gas bills and adress, etc) what do you show then to prove that you live there? an example would be an 18 year old trying to purchase a firearm but lives with his parents?
Not sure a gas bill or such is sufficient...it doesn't prove residency. You will need to show a state issued ID like a drivers license or non-drivers ID. Call a local gun shop and ask them what forms of ID they accept...
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driver's license, but i can just as easily go into MS and buy a long-gun with NO transference back to an FFL in my state.

years ago though, a handgun HAD to be transferred to an FFL back in my state of residence, but i think that law was repealed.

if i'm not mistaken, i can purchase a handgun in MS. i live in LA by the way.

it might just be a reciprocity thing between LA and MS, but i thought it was a federal ruling.................IDK.

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You may not buy a handgun in another state period. Regardless if its a dealer or private sale.

You may only purchase long guns out of state from a licensed dealer.

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I could make a list of a bunch of guns i have, or "have", or wish I had. Why would one feel compelled to provide that infornation freely? Do you feel the need to show off? Is it some immature game of oneupsmanship?

Why do you feel it necessary to list your guns?

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i can get a definite answer tomorrow.

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i live in ca by the way.
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1. As said- you may only purchase a handgun in your home state
2. You may only purchase a rifle or shotgun in another state from a DEALER (Californians cannot buy any gun out of state- california law)

3. ID that would be accepted- a govt issued photo ID that shows address. 2nd ID to confirm address would be a utility bill, car registration, voter registration card, etc. I have even used a hunting license. A service member may be able to use military ID TOGETHER with a copy of his orders assigning him to that duty station.

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You may not buy a handgun in another state period. Regardless if its a dealer or private sale.

You may only purchase long guns out of state from a licensed dealer.
You can buy a handgun out of your state of residence however, the handgun has to be shipped to a FFL in your state of residence before it can be transferred to you. It is no different than buying online from Buds, you just happen to be in person. Provided of course there is no state law against it.

Q: May an unlicensed person obtain a firearm from an out-of-State source if the person arranges to obtain the firearm through a licensed dealer in the purchaser’s own State?

A person not licensed under the GCA and not prohibited from acquiring firearms may purchase a firearm from an out-of-State source and obtain the firearm if an arrangement is made with a licensed dealer in the purchaser’s State of residence for the purchaser to obtain the firearm from the dealer.

[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and 922(b)(3)]
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when you buy a long gun in california you only have to show an i.d. but when you buy a handgun you also show proof of residency i use my car registration also you have to have a handgun saftey certifacate which has to be renewed every five years.

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when you buy a long gun in california you only have to show an i.d. but when you buy a handgun you also show proof of residency i use my car registration also you have to have a handgun saftey certifacate which has to be renewed every five years.
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