Question about AK legality

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by FlukeLSX, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. FlukeLSX

    FlukeLSX New Member

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    I purchased my AK where I currently reside in Michigan.

    I might be moving to Arizona.

    I am wondering if there are any special requirements in order to move and/or transport the gun to Arizona?

    Or does Arizona reciprocate MI law?

    As in if it's legal in Michigan then I can reside in Arizona without any more special requirements than I had to handle with the state of Michigan?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    It's legal to have a semiauto AK style rifle in AZ. As long as you own it legally in MI there should be no problem bringing it with you to AZ as long as you transport it properly.
     

  3. FlukeLSX

    FlukeLSX New Member

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    Appreciate it

    I figured as much just wanted to make sure.
     
  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I'm pretty sure that I would spend as little time in Illinois as possible.
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    It's okay in Illinois, too. When going through Illinois, keep the unloaded gun in a case in the trunk of the car. If you have a vehicle that doesn't have a trunk, then the unloaded gun must be in a locked case.

    AKs are legal in all counties of Illinois except maybe Cook County which covers the City of Chicago proper and the "collar counties". I know in the county I live in, Dekalb County, it is perfectly legal to own an AK.
     
  6. lilbailnick

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    I live in the peoples republic of New York and certin AK's are legal here...... So basically for all who want to know. Anywhere that has pre-ban crap! You may have issues or some kind of hoop to jump through. And if you wanna here something even worse is my county I live in it took me 9months to get CCW pistol permit and then it took another 2and1/2 months to get my pistol cupon stamped. So I buy the gun and then I take my proof of purchase to then wait for judge to stamp. And we Monroe county up state New Yorkers have to do this with every pistol purchase. So If I ever loose my job I'm leaving this, flash hider,30rd mags made after94 and collapsable stock, and no bayonet lug HATING all guns state of New York
     
  7. lilbailnick

    lilbailnick New Member

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    I'm ranting and had a crappy day... I guess it could be worse and I could live California, but New York still sucks if and only if you're a real man who has testicles and likes guns! New York doesn't like men with testicles who like guns..! they rather we just smile and....?
     
  8. SSCRS

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    AZ is one of the most open states as far as firearm laws.


    Hey now, no craptalking CA, that's my home state! I owned plenty of guns.
    You would actually be surprised how many people are gunowners in CA, and how much they put in to try to change firearm laws. Sadly, the liberal left is still larger.
     
  9. lilbailnick

    lilbailnick New Member

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    Sorry for dissing our gun hating Gov state but my state is awful for gun owners and I truly feel bad for California people who do have worse, but I've been trained for tight gun rules that us New Yorkers when we feel bad which it is...but the comparison to Cali, allows us justify NY crap laws and say to ourselves it could be worse. So that's how we deal with day to day anti gun over regulated everything and non business friendly NY,
     
  10. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    An AZ resident can walk in to a gun store in AZ and walk out with an AK and a box full off 30 round mags as long as you pass the instant background check. You dont even get the background check if you have a carry permit. Same with handguns. Your biggest concern is transporting it to AZ. Sell it up there if it has restrictions and buy a new one down here.
     
  11. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    One reason I wouldnt mind moving back to AZ. :D
     
  12. FlukeLSX

    FlukeLSX New Member

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    There are no restrictions here.

    MI has open carry.

    Just not in a vehicle, church, bank, or school.

    I can walk down the street of any town with it loaded and strung over my shoulder legally.

    No permit required.

    The only hoop I had to deal with was the 3 day wait before I could receive it.

    I guess it's called a "Cooling off period"

    Or the police are just to lazy to do the background check right away.
     
  13. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Im guessing your talking about Michigan? There is no waiting period for handgun or long gun purchase. Long gun you just walk in they do a over the phone background check and your done. For a handgun, if you dont have your CPL. You have to get a purchase permit at you local police department, 10 question common sense test and your out in five minutes. Go buy handgun and return a section of the purchase permit back to the police station. Ive done it that way a couple times. Now i have my CPL so i just walk in and buy the handgun and leave.
     
  14. FlukeLSX

    FlukeLSX New Member

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    And yes there is a waiting period.

    However most checks are instant.

    By law there is a 3 day waiting period in Michigan (and several other states)

    This is often refered to as a "Cool down period."

    Where if the FFL does not receive a response it's at the FFL's disgression to release the gun to you.

    There are 3 responses one can receive

    1. Approved

    2. Denied

    3. Delayed (means yes you have to wait up to 3 days before you can accquire your purchase)

    I had to wait the maximum of 3 days.

    For various reasons I can only speculate.

    1. My name (which is the most common reason and the more likely reason)

    2. Because you are the 10th person. (you win the lottery for waiting on delay for no other reason)

    3. Police records where your name is referenced... (No I did not do anything wrong someone else did that I was involved in) based on certain crime types such as Domestic Violence, or any type of PPO or OOP (Personal protection Order, Order of Protection)

    4. mental disorder is another one.

    There's like 8 different specifics you have to qualify for which I'm sure everyone is aware of.

    But in my case it is more likely #1 or #3 why I was put on delay.
     
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  15. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Arizona-what you want to do with that AK is

    start getting tips on shooting at longer ranges. ;)
     
  16. FlukeLSX

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    Well I suppose I should post a pic of mine.

    I have the capability of course.

    I wanted to learn from iron sights first, before I start putting the big boy toys on.

    As I said before my ex military buddy is teaching me how to handle it. Said he's teaching me how the military teaches you to handle them... and he recommended I start with ironsight first... once I master that... toys are just icing on the cake.... but ironsights is a fall back point when the icing on the cake melts before you can eat it.


    And all guns are the same if you know how to shoot from ironsights. There's no real adjustment between gun types then.

    Or at least that's what he told me.

    But my buddy has multiple expert marskman with several auto rifle types.... AK's being one of them. But he was better with the M240 I guess or so he said.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2012
  17. SSCRS

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    The beauty of AK sights is they basically work the same as pistol sights. For short to medium range they are very fast to get in target as long as the rifle is properly zeroed, and on the "battle " position you should be hitting minute of man out to 200-300 with out much correction.