GUN Legalities of purchasing a firearm in a neighboring state

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  1. willm1

    willm1 They say, shark in it for the moneys.

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    There are no decent gun shops in my little corner of Illinois, but a short trip across the Mississippi and I'm in Missouri, which has plenty of shops. What are the legalities involved with purchasing a gun there and bringing it back home to Illinois?
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    call a place you might buy it from and ask them :dunno:
     
  3. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    You are probably going to have to buy in MO, and have it sent by mail to an ILL FFL
     
  4. willm1

    willm1 They say, shark in it for the moneys.

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    Damn. That defeats the purpose. Oh well, I've found a local FFL dealer who will order any weapon for a 10% fee. Considering all the guns that I want are between $70 and $200, that's a pretty small fee.

    Yugo Mauser, here I come. :)
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    you might be able to do it with a longarm, I'de call a shop and ask them. if your looking to collect old rifles get your c&r license and no need for ffl can mailorder straight to your house.
     
  6. willm1

    willm1 They say, shark in it for the moneys.

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    :werd: I got all the forms I needed for a C&R about a year ago, but I never got around to sending it off. Once I'm not quite so broke and plan to buy rifles a little more frequently, I'll go ahead and apply for it. I like the idea of avoiding background checks and such.
     

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