Couldnt buy a rifle today at Wally World... (out of state)

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    Couldnt buy a rifle today at Wally World... (out of state)

    I am a Florida resident with a Florida CWP, however I recently graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and took a traveling rotation in Mississippi (4 months). While here I found a really nice Colt 6920 Socom AR-15 for a very nice price at WM and decided to pull the trigger. The lady at the counter informed me the Florida residents are NOT able to purchase a long gun in the state of Mississippi. .. . .

    Ok, so I know we can not purchase a handgun out of state, but I was under the impression that as long as the gun you are trying to purchase is legal in both states, you should be good. Florida being very gun friendly, and Mississippi being gun friendly.. I did not think there would be an issue... but there was.

    I also confirmed this by calling another WM in Mississippi, and they told me the same thing. Now I am not sure if this is a WM thing or a state law thing, but either way it really ticked me off.

    I find it really strange that I am allowed to CC a handgun in this state, but I cannot purchase a long gun. Something seems wrong.....

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    It has to be a bordering state for long guns,handguns can only be purchased in state of residency.Since Mississippi does not border your state then you would have to have it shipped to an FFL in your state of residency
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    It has to be a bordering state for long guns,handguns can only be purchased in state of residency.Since Mississippi does not border your state then you would have to have it shipped to an FFL in your state of residency
    I've read that, and i've read that so long as the rifle is legal in both states it is a non issue. I am not saying it's wrong, I would just like some clarification because I keep reading two different stories.
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    In SC, you're able to buy long guns with a PA (and a list of other states) licenses.
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    Fed law allows for long gun sales from any state but some states add additional restrictions such as it must be an adjoining state or other such handicaps. My Guess is Florida has something in the books that restricts long gun sales. It could be something as simple as a state requiring a "X" number of day waiting period.

    EDIT TO ADD:

    Just found out that until 2011 Florida restricted long gun sales to contiguous states.

    Florida Statute 790.28
    790.28 Purchase of rifles and shotguns in contiguous states.—A resident of this state may purchase a rifle or shotgun in any state contiguous to this state if he or she conforms to applicable laws and regulations of the United States, of the state where the purchase is made, and of this state.
    History.—s. 1, ch. 79-44; s. 1219, ch. 97-102.
    Seems it was repealed in 2011 and Wally World May not have updated their restrictions.
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    Of course, it could be a state law in Mississippi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzburgh View Post
    In SC, you're able to buy long guns with a PA (and a list of other states) licenses.
    ...in SC you can drive backwards without a license plate.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC Bullseye View Post
    Fed law allows for long gun sales from any state but some states add additional restrictions such as it must be an adjoining state or other such handicaps. My Guess is Florida has something in the books that restricts long gun sales. It could be something as simple as a state requiring a "X" number of day waiting period.

    EDIT TO ADD:

    Just found out that until 2011 Florida restricted long gun sales to contiguous states.

    Florida Statute 790.28


    Seems it was repealed in 2011 and Wally World May not have updated their restrictions.

    This is what I thought, it seems that Wally World's restrictions are outdated.. however trying to explain that to the person working at the counter I feel like will get me absolutely nowhere :/

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    Go to Cabela's. I have purchased guns from them. I have a FL ID and live in WI and purchased the guns in WI using a FL id. Never questioned it. I filled out the computer info, paid them and walked out with the rifles on 2 occasions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriller1217 View Post
    I am a Florida resident with a Florida CWP, however I recently graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and took a traveling rotation in Mississippi (4 months). While here I found a really nice Colt 6920 Socom AR-15 for a very nice price at WM and decided to pull the trigger. The lady at the counter informed me the Florida residents are NOT able to purchase a long gun in the state of Mississippi. .. . .

    Ok, so I know we can not purchase a handgun out of state, but I was under the impression that as long as the gun you are trying to purchase is legal in both states, you should be good. Florida being very gun friendly, and Mississippi being gun friendly.. I did not think there would be an issue... but there was.

    I also confirmed this by calling another WM in Mississippi, and they told me the same thing. Now I am not sure if this is a WM thing or a state law thing, but either way it really ticked me off.

    I find it really strange that I am allowed to CC a handgun in this state, but I cannot purchase a long gun. Something seems wrong.....
    Being that it's Wal-Mart, can they do an interstate product transfer to allow you to buy the rifle in your home state from your local store?

    PS congrats on the degree. My sister has her PhD in PT as well (from Univ of Puget Sound) (sp)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassWolf View Post
    PS congrats on the degree. My sister has her PhD in PT as well (from Univ of Pugit Sound)
    Actually that's spelled PUGET Sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    It has to be a bordering state for long guns,handguns can only be purchased in state of residency.Since Mississippi does not border your state then you would have to have it shipped to an FFL in your state of residency
    My understanding (and it may be very wrong) is that this is an individual state thing. TX forbids us from buying long guns
    except in adjacent states. Apparently FL has a similar rule judging from the thread content. I've been given to understand that
    not all states have the same prohibition on their residents purchase of long guns outside the state.

    A specific example-- I had several talks with CT FFL because I wanted to purchase a shotgun. Nope, no can do, because I'm from TX. He said my son, a resident of PA could purchase. Similarly, or conversely, I asked a TX FFL if someone from
    CT could buy a shotgun in TX. They answer to me was, yes.

    I'm not sure any of them know what they are talking about or what the law really is, but those are answers I've personally received.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    Actually that's spelled PUGET Sound.
    Wow. Really?

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    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    Dunno about a Florida resident in Mississippi, but I do know that a Louisiana resident can purchase long guns in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    Actually that's spelled PUTRID Sound.
    Actually I don't care. I can't stand my sister, or most of that state, as it's filled to the brim with grammar-nazi progressive liberals who have nothing better to do than troll the Internet. :)
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