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Old 08-22-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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Last night my cousin mentioned that its a federal law to have a hunting permit in order t buy a handgun. This was odd considering I just bought my first handgun a couple of months ago and have never had a hunting liscense in my life. I got online and read what I could considering my internet access is limited on my phone and have yet to find anything either supporting or denying his claim. I was wondering if anyone out there knew for sure whether or not this was true.

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Old 08-22-2012, 11:08 PM   #2
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Be the first I've heard about it. I haven't had a hunting permit in a while and I've bought quite a few handguns and long guns since then. Me thinks your friend is corn-fuzed or maybe there's some local type law?

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A local law is my assumption. I've got a friend living with me who's feom Virginia and she said that's how it is up there. I just wanted to make sure there won't any laws that had passed since I bought mine that I wasn't aware of. It seems like a stupid thing to me to make a law requiring a hunting permit for a handgun. I MIGHT be able to see it for rifles/shotguns, cause that's what is primarily used during hunting (at least what I know of it as I've never hunted).

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I live Va no permits of any kind need to buy a handgun or rifle. If you have a hunting license though it can count as enough training for you to apply for a conceal carry permit.

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I guess she was mistaken on the VA law. I know here the only permit needed is a purchase permit for a handgun. Long guns need no permit, just the ATF form. As for the ccp, we still got to take the class for it permit or no. I actually took and passed mine not long after I turned 18. Just gotta get the money to go get it.

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Click on your state and see what it says...never heard of the hunting permit thing either...

They keep this site updated pretty regularly...

http://www.handgunlaw.us/

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FEDERAL means country wide. Your cousin is misinformed.

I had an argument with a young man in one of my college classes. He tried to claim that you must have a state issued permit to buy a handgun in Mississippi. Of course, it was his "friend who's been a cop for twenty years" who told him. I invited him, after being unable to convince him, to come with me to the law library (every library in the state that receives even a penny of state funding gets a complete state law collection), or to come with me to a local dealer and investigate the matter. He refused to be swayed. Some people can't be helped.

I think your cousin is just confused though.

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Thanks for the link vincent. I'll have to check it out later since my phones internet is being a pos and not letting it load after I click on my state.

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Your cousin is wrong.

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FEDERAL means country wide. Your cousin is misinformed.

I had an argument with a young man in one of my college classes. He tried to claim that you must have a state issued permit to buy a handgun in Mississippi. Of course, it was his "friend who's been a cop for twenty years" who told him. I invited him, after being unable to convince him, to come with me to the law library (every library in the state that receives even a penny of state funding gets a complete state law collection), or to come with me to a local dealer and investigate the matter. He refused to be swayed. Some people can't be helped.

I think your cousin is just confused though.
He heard it from his brother who although is quite knowledgable sometimes, still has the chance of being misinformed like the rest of us. He took it well when I told him I hadn't heard of any such law so I don't think he's going to keep believing it as truth.

Oh and thank each of you for your imputs. This was something that had me quite confused.
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