Firearm purchase requirement question

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by Armed-Citizen, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Armed-Citizen

    Armed-Citizen New Member

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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?
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    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...
     

  3. USEBOTHHANDS

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   years ago though, a handgun HAD to be transferred to an FFL back in my state of residence, but i think that law was repealed.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

    willfully armed New Member

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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.
     
  5. USEBOTHHANDS

    USEBOTHHANDS New Member

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    i can get a definite answer tomorrow.
     
  6. Armed-Citizen

    Armed-Citizen New Member

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    i live in ca by the way.
    will call today and get back to everyone
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  8. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    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)]
     
  9. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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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.
     
  10. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    We need a button or icon we can click on a post that roughly equals AGHAST or CAN'TFRIKKENBELIEVE.

    Go East young man! (or further west, or north, or almost any direction OUT)
     
  11. jgoertz

    jgoertz New Member

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    If you couldn't buy a gun out of state, "Gallery of Guns" ("Guns and Ammo TV") would be out of business and a TV program. Order online, pay a deposit, and have it shipped to your favorite FFL.
     
  12. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    We have smart asses here.

    Where the firearm is transferred to you, is considered the purchase point.

    Semantics.
     
  13. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    im working on it if i could take the business with me i would, but when i retire i am going to leave this state for sure.
     
  14. jgoertz

    jgoertz New Member

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    Point taken! However the "smart asses" comment was insulting.
     
  15. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    We tolerate it only because he usually speaks truth along with it. Kinda like getting a tooth pulled. Everyone hates going to the dentist, and the pulling itself is a real bitch, but it feels better afterward.
     
  16. jgoertz

    jgoertz New Member

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    Very diplomatic, thanks
     
  17. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Not really being a smart ass you said you could not buy a handgun out of your state the fact is you can. I can pay for a gun in FL (the purchase point) then it's shipped to my home of residence IA (the transfer point).
     
  18. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    But, your specific ability to purchase as a licensed dealer is not what I, nor the OP had in mind.

    So, using the logic from you all, technically, the Para 1911 the I got from Budsgunshop, I bought it in Kansas. I was sitting on my couch (in Kansas)paid for it, without leaving the state, without going to Kentucky.
     
  19. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    Oh we'll why didn't you say you lived in Kaliforniastan.

    You can't even look at guns in Commiefornia.
    Unless its approved by the DOJ, you give up your first born, need a bullet to press the 5 round mag release, promise to break it into 3 pieces and put in 4 cars to take it to an approved range, were you can't shoot any bullets that contain lead or attract a magnet.
    And you have taken a test asking for your Allegiance to tyranny and paid 3 extra state taxes.

    Just buy whatever they say you can have this week and lock it away to you move back to a free state.

    Good luck!!
     
  20. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I was using the example as a consumer. My FFL license is in my company's name so I have to actually do a 4473 when I buy a gun. The point of purchase is the place where the product is and you provide payment on that product which is the point I was trying to make. There was no intention of being a smartass.
     
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