Buying 12 gauge out of state

Buying 12 gauge out of state

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    Buying 12 gauge out of state

    I am a 19 year old college student, living alone with my girlfriend off campus. We live in a residential area, and there have been break ins in the past. I cannot legally buy a pistol from a FFL in South Carolina, but my understanding is I can buy a shotgun. Can I walk into, say Bass Pro and walk out with a 12 gauge and 00 buck shot? I have hunted in the past and I am proficient in dealing with a shotgun. What else would be required of me?


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    The short answer is it depends. Depends on SC law and where your photo id is from. Ask Bass Pro about it. They should know, and will likely err on the side of caution anyway. Getting information from an Internet forum on an activity that could land you in prison as a felon is not a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    The short answer is it depends. Depends on SC law and where your photo id is from. Ask Bass Pro about it. They should know, and will likely err on the side of caution anyway. Getting information from an Internet forum on an activity that could land you in prison as a felon is not a good idea.
    I figured as much, I just didnt want to walk in and have them laugh at me and tell me to get the heck out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigers View Post
    I figured as much, I just didnt want to walk in and have them laugh at me and tell me to get the heck out.
    Nah, they wont do that. Just ask before you waste any time.

    You should be OK as long as you reside in an adjacent state.
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    Also review your state law about use of force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Nah, they wont do that. Just ask before you waste any time.

    You should be OK as long as you reside in an adjacent state.
    Yep, SIXTO has got it. Ask first, they will answer. If legal there ya go. If not they may advise on options, no laughing or anything like that.

    When I was in a similar situation years ago, I waited until I was home for a holiday and purchased my shotty in my state of residence.
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    According to the ATF as long as you are 18+ and purchase from a FFL you're good to go. As to the adjacent states part that is no longer an issue. Any state is fine per a call to the ATF.

    This covers the federal parts. Some stores have more restrictive policies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigers View Post
    I am a 19 year old college student, living alone with my girlfriend off campus. We live in a residential area, and there have been break ins in the past. I cannot legally buy a pistol from a FFL in South Carolina, but my understanding is I can buy a shotgun. Can I walk into, say Bass Pro and walk out with a 12 gauge and 00 buck shot? I have hunted in the past and I am proficient in dealing with a shotgun. What else would be required of me?
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    Any resident who may lawfully purchase and receive delivery of a rifle or shotgun in South Carolina may purchase a rifle or shotgun in a contiguous state from a federally firearms licensee (FFL), provided that the sale meets all federal requirements.

    A resident of any state may purchase a rifle or shotgun in South Carolina if the person conforms to the applicable provisions of the
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    I live in TN and buy long guns on my visits to PA from full time dealers. They just call my info in to the national check system and 10 minutes later good to go.
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