Glad that it worked out for you.
This is a discussion on A question to you Permanent Residents (and others). within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Sorry, meant to post that the gun store called with the 'Proceed' this morning, so it was less than a day. Just wondering what might ...
Sorry, meant to post that the gun store called with the 'Proceed' this morning, so it was less than a day.
Just wondering what might have happened if I had been away in the last 90 days. I guess the answer will have to come from the horses mouth. I'm sure the ATF can indicate their policy.
Well, I went to the store to pick up the gun. The lady (the actual FFL holder) had done some digging.
Apparently, it IS to do with the 90 day residency requirement. So, if you go travel, you have to start the 90 day period all over again. The FBI check with ICE to see if you have left the country and would therefore be ineligible, Kinda makes you wonder why you need to supply bills too, but nothing makes a government agency happier than paperwork.
So there you have it. No idea why the additional check is being made, or how recently it was introduced. Possibly because setting up an auto pay would make your utility bills state residency no matter what your actual movements were. An additional check would stop this.
i never have had to supply bills either must be a state to state thing
http://www.ttb.gov/rpd/tdatd389.htm - has ATF commentary from April 1997 stating that:
"The temporary rule also amends the regulations to require that aliens purchasing a firearm provide proof of residency through the use of substantiating documentation, such as utility bills or a lease agreement."
I don't have a more recent cite on this at the moment - if I get chance to search later, I will.
Without being too specific, I've had "varying experiences" as well, so it may come down to a knowledge, training and understanding issue of the FFL in question.