Buying out of state

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by glocknloaded, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. glocknloaded

    glocknloaded Click Click Boom Supporter

    Just curious, I live in California originally from Florida and I go home a lot so I am wondering can I buy a firearm in Florida and bring it to California(registering it here of course).

    Would I even be allowed to purchase in Florida being a resident of another state?
  2. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    There was a thread on here about this, and according to the ATF website, you may purchase long guns in any state in the union as long as there is no state law against such. You may not purchase handguns except from the state in which you reside unless you do an FFL transfer.

  3. Mjones

    Mjones New Member

    As a Florida resident, I know that I can only purchase long guns out of state, and for FL it has to be a border state to FL. Any handgun purchases in another state would be required to be sent from the gun shop that you purchased from to a ffl dealer in FL.
    I dont know about private sales.
  4. voyager4520

    voyager4520 New Member

    Under Federal law it is illegal to take ownership of a handgun in a state other than the one you reside in. You can arrange for one of the gun dealers in Florida to transfer a gun you want to buy to a dealer in your home state if that's legal(seeing that you live in CA that may be more complicated with CA's "Approved Handgun List"). You pay the dealer who owns the gun, then go to the dealer in your home state that the gun was transfered to and take possession of it from them just as if you had bought it from them. You do the ATF Form 4473 with that dealer in your state, and any waiting periods or registrations still apply.

    There's no Federal law against buying a rifle or shotgun in another state. Some states have laws against its residents buying them in other states, and some states have laws against residents of other states buying them in that state.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  5. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    Sorry for the triple post, but I stopped being lazy:

    (B2) From whom may an unlicensed person acquire a firearm under the GCA? [Back]

    A person may only acquire a firearm within the person’s own State, except that he or she may purchase or otherwise acquire a rifle or shotgun, in person, at a licensee's premises in any State, provided the sale complies with State laws applicable in the State of sale and the State where the purchaser resides. A person may borrow or rent a firearm in any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes.

    [18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and (5), 922(b)(3), 27 CFR 478.29 and 478.30]

    (B3) May an unlicensed person obtain a firearm from an out-of-State source if the person arranges to obtain the firearm through a licensed dealer in the purchaser’s own State? [Back]

    A person not licensed under the GCA and not prohibited from acquiring firearms may purchase a firearm from an out-of-State source and obtain the firearm if an arrangement is made with a licensed dealer in the purchaser's State of residence for the purchaser to obtain the firearm from the dealer.

    [18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and 922(b)(3)]

    Note also that 18 U. S. C. (a)(5) makes it unlawful for a resident of a state to transfer or deliver a gun to someone he should know is not also a resident of that state.

    Here is the law. Even private party sales are out of the question for handguns across state lines.
  6. glocknloaded

    glocknloaded Click Click Boom Supporter

    Thanks guys!

    I actually am starting an AR build and I am looking to buy a spikes tactical lower assembly for the build. I happen to be from the same small town in Florida that Spikes is so I am hoping to pick up a lower assembly from one of the local shops( if it can even be found in stock) while I am in town.

    Thanks for the info since I am not looking to buy a handgun I might be in luck after all!!
  7. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    No problem! It's what we are here for!