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If I buy a gun here in Arkansas will there be a problem with bringing it back to Illinois?

Also I dont need a FOID card to purchase a gun here in Arkansas if im older then 18 right?
 

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NO!
Legally you can not buy a gun in Arkansas and transport it back to Illinois. And a dealer can not sell you a gun to take with you. It must be transferred from him on his FFL License to a Dealer with an FFL License in Illinois. If it is a rifle, shotgun or other long gun for example and Arkansas was an adjoining state to Illinois then you possibly could buy it and they could sell it to you. Depending on the FOID Card laws in Illinois which could easily be totally different from any other state! A pistol under normal conditions must go through the FFL Dealers even if Illinois were to be an adjoining state. Then with Illinois and the crazy liberal laws they have with the FOID Card someone here on the FORUM from Illinois would be best to answer that section of your question. There probably is additional rules for Illinois I would guess?
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Really we need a little more detail. Are you an Illinois resident? Then no. That would be an intestate sale of a handgun. Are you an Arkansas resident, but plan to move soon? No problem, but you'll have to abide Illinois laws when you get there.
 

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Really we need a little more detail. Are you an Illinois resident? Then no. That would be an intestate sale of a handgun. Are you an Arkansas resident, but plan to move soon? No problem, but you'll have to abide Illinois laws when you get there.
Im an illinois resident going down to new orleans to do some scuba diving. I dont really want a hand gun. I was looking more of the lines of a long barrel gun. I really hate illinois:mad:
 

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Now we're getting somewhere. If you were buying a handgun, then the answer is NO. However, long gun laws differ slightly.

I don't know how long gun laws would affect you specifically, maybe someone else can chime on with more detailed knowledge.

Best bet, in my opinion? Find a dealer and ask. These people make their living by NOT breaking the law. A lawyer really would be best, but while traveling out of state, they can be hard to track down and grill. A dealer should know who they can and can't sell to.
 

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IIRC, you a required to have a FOID card in Illinois to possess a firearm. You will need it to keep the long gun in IL.
 

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Really we need a little more detail. Are you an Illinois resident? Then no. That would be an intestate sale of a handgun. Are you an Arkansas resident, but plan to move soon? No problem, but you'll have to abide Illinois laws when you get there.
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I haven't looked up interstate purchases and traveling back to states like Illinois if you're a resident and you have a C&R FFL. I live here in Arkansas and if I go to another state, find a C&R eliible weapon and want it. All I have to do is hand them a copy of my C&R license, buy the gun, then transport it across state lines back home. It's one of the many benefits of the C&R for us collectors. Now for states like Illinois or California, I'm not sure how that would work.
 
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