OK, I'm not at all a rifle or shotty person and I have paid attention only to CHL laws with regards to interstate transport and purchasing in other states.
Here's a situation, and I have no idea what options I might have.
Fact-- 1) Own a cabin in a rural area of CT
Fact--2) Will drive to CT from TX Probably stay in cabin for up to 4 months but will leave state periodically to avoid becoming a resident, need to change DL and vehicle registration. Gun will remain in cabin.
Fact--3) Would like to either buy a shotty here (TX) and take it with me, or if at all possible buy it there in CT.
Question. Last time I was in CT with a TX DL, they wouldn't even sell me a box of 22lr. I suppose I could bring some shot gun shells with me in my car to feed a shoty once there. Is that correct? Is that legal?
Question. Am I correct that they can't sell me a shotty in CT because I am not a resident there? [I think that is Federal law, but I am uncertain if it applies only to handguns or to everything.]
Question. Is it legal to put one in the back of the SUV unloaded and drive to CT? Any special issues with NJ, NY that can't be avoided by just not stopping in either? Would answer be different if it is auto loading shotty instead of pump?
Related, yes I know I can get non-resident CWP, but I don't really feel I need a concealed weapon where I'll be. I do need a shotty for HD, snakes, maybe even some Bobcats, and there still would be potential problems going through NJ and NY.
Question. Is is legal to ship a shotty , UPS or FedX to CT from TX, and would it be legal to pick it up / receive it in CT? Are there special transfer and registration issues in CT which might apply to a gun brought in by common carrier or by private vehicle?