TX non-Res= no purchase?

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    TX non-Res= no purchase?

    I went to pawn shop yesterday to see if they could do a transfer, as I'm trying to enter the world of the pocket gun. I was told to come back when I become a TX resident b/c they can't sell me a pistol as a GA resident.

    The little I've found so far doesn't support this. Is he BSing me?
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    I believe it is federal not local law found the same thing when in GA. can't sell to non-resident except for active duty military.

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    Nope a law was passed several years ago that states you can't live in one state and buy a handgun in another and transport it back to where you live. This had something to do with people buying Saturday night specials and taking them into a state where handguns were forbidden and placing them on the black market.
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    If you have not established residency in the state you are trying to purchase in it would be illegal for a FFL to sell a pistol to you. IIRC long guns can be sold as long as your state of residence is a touching state (ex. NM, OK, AR, LA) but Georgia won't fly.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZW17 View Post
    If you have not established residency in the state you are trying to purchase in it would be illegal for a FFL to sell a pistol to you. IIRC long guns can be sold as long as your state of residence is a touching state (ex. NM, OK, AR, LA) but Georgia won't fly.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.
    This is the law as I have heard it. I've bought long guns in Alabama and Tennessee with no problems but handguns are a no-no.

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    Fed Law makes it a crime (Fed Felony) to purchase/sell a handgun to anyone not a resident of the same state as the seller (for private transactions) or dealer making the sale (for FFL transactions).

    Look up GCA 1968 for the particular details or check the BATFE website.

    This has nothing to do with state or local laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Plum View Post
    The little I've found so far doesn't support this.
    I would be interested to see what you have found that doesn't support his actions...

    The others are absolutely correct about the federal law that prohibits an individual from purchasing a handgun outside of his state of residency.

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    You can buy one and then have it shipped to your FFL in your state.

    Can't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by American Pit Bull View Post
    I would be interested to see what you have found that doesn't support his actions...

    The others are absolutely correct about the federal law that prohibits an individual from purchasing a handgun outside of his state of residency.
    I only did a quick search of TX laws which said nothing about it...

    As I've been informed, this is a federal law which I was totally unaware of.

    And as far as I know I can't have him do the transfer until I'm a rez.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Plum View Post
    And as far as I know I can't have him do the transfer until I'm a rez.
    Are you living there now? Normally, all you have to do to establish residency for that purpose is to obtain a driver's license in the new state......

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    Federal law requires you to be a resident of the state in which you purchase a handgun. Form 4473 defines the requirement. Federal law leaves rules for transfer of long guns up to the state.
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