GUN Buying guns in different state than state of residence

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  1. thedude11

    thedude11 New Member

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    I live in Texas, but go to school in Michigan.

    I might get a gun from a guy in Missouri and have it shipped to a FFL here in Michigan so I can pick it up.

    Am I going to have any problems picking it up since I'm a Texas resident, not a Michigan resident(thank God...:big grin:)?
     
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    you may be able to buy a long gun in michigan, but you'd have to buy a handgun from an FFL in your state of residence, unless I'm mistaken. For example, I'm allowed to buy a long gun in WV, but if I want a handgun, I can only buy that in VA.

    Doesn't matter if I have it sent to an FFL in WV, they'd still just have to send it to an FFL in VA, since I'm a resident of VA.

    Some states allow purchases of long guns in other states from an FFL in that other state, but handguns must always be transferred in-state(I'm 99% sure, but I've been wrong before).
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i'm pretty sure you have to buy it in whatever state you driver's license says
     
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    (B12) May a person (who is not an alien) who resides in one State and owns property in another State purchase a handgun in either State? [Back]

    If a person maintains a home in 2 States and resides in both States for certain periods of the year, he or she may, during the period of time the person actually resides in a particular State, purchase a handgun in that State. However, simply owning property in another State does not qualify the person to purchase a handgun in that State.

    So yes you should be able to.
     
  6. spankaveli

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    the walmart in my town has a poster that says which states residents can or cant buy guns in louisiana.
     
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    Cool... I'll call up a local FFL and see what he says.
     

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