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Out of State Rifle Purchase
« on: October 19, 2008, 12:39:46 pm »
So I've sequestered some money away so that, should the Democrats win and we have the author of the AWB in the White House, I can go out and pick something up for myself (I've had my eye on one of the S&W M&P15's).

Here's the catch, currently I am attending college in a State that I am not a resident of (Idaho, resident of AZ). I know that I can't purchase handguns here, but what about rifles?  I could alternately go to Utah to make the purchase if State laws get in the way, but I"m not sure about Federal Laws.

So, what are my options?

Edit: I suppose this could/should have gone into the rifle section, feel free to move it mods.

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    Re: Out of State Rifle Purchase
    « Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 02:05:55 pm »
    Get an Idaho state ID. That gives you an Idaho resedency without changing your drivers licence. oh, and its legal too.

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    Re: Out of State Rifle Purchase
    « Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 05:12:38 pm »
    yup. thats how I did it in college.
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    Re: Out of State Rifle Purchase
    « Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 05:40:49 pm »
    Get an Idaho state ID. That gives you an Idaho resedency without changing your drivers licence. oh, and its legal too.
    I've thought about that, but I graduate in April whereupon I'll be moving back to AZ.  So I don't really want to change my residency, and deal with all the headache associated with changing vehicle registration, insurance issues, as well as tax stuff for such a short amount of time.

    So am I to understand that it is not legal for an out of state resident to purchase a rifle?

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    Re: Out of State Rifle Purchase
    « Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 05:44:47 pm »
    It's a long gun and you're buying from a FFL dealer. As long as Idaho doesn't have a state law to forbid it, you:

    1) Choose the rifle you want;
    2) fill out the form;
    3) wander over and start to pick out {some / a} {ammo, cleaning supplies, hat, whatever...} while you wait for the NICS approval to come through;
    4) walk back to the counter and give the FFL your money;
    5) take your rifle with you.

    Some years ago, people could buy long guns over the counter only in their home state or an adjacent state, but I believe that that's no longer the case.
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    Re: Out of State Rifle Purchase
    « Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 06:10:36 pm »
    After poking around a bit I found this on the BAFTE website:
    Quote from: ATF FAQ
    A person may only acquire a firearm within the person's own State, except that he or she may purchase or otherwise acquire a rifle or shotgun, in person, at a licensee's premises in any State, provided the sale complies with State laws applicable in the State of sale and the State where the purchaser resides. A person may borrow or rent a firearm in any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes.

    It seems kind of silly the way they worded, almost as if they were hoping people would only read the first part since Rifles and Shotguns seem to be a fairly significant share of the market.  So I guess so long as it's considered a rifle (and I have no idea why it wouldn't be) I should be golden.

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    Re: Out of State Rifle Purchase
    « Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 07:11:22 pm »
    I've got a lot  of guys from out of state that buy guns from me. 
    If they are from out of state, they can buy Rifles and Shotguns.  As long as it goes along with Utah State and Their State's laws.  We do the 4473's and run the background check through BCI.  BCI calls the person's home state and runs it there.
    If they are from California - well... I can't even sell them a water pistol.  No guns at all.  That's California Law and we bump into that all the time.  There are a couple other states that we can't sell too either.  I think Maryland is one of them.
    If someone from another state wants a handgun - they can buy it, but I can't transfer it to them.  We have to ship it to that person's FFL dealer back in their home state and the buyer can do the paperwork there for the transfer.
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    Re: Out of State Rifle Purchase
    « Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008, 10:01:25 am »
    Back, ohh I'd guess it was 7 years ago when I was a lowly 18 years old, I did purchase whilst the country was in darkness err I mean under the AWB an AR-15 shorty from Bushmaster at an evil gun show.
    I also bought a 12ga Winchester at the same time but I want to claim the EBR as my first.

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