Originally Posted by trip286
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.