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Attn: AK / WA - Buy your Guns Now -or- In 5 Days, you'll be sorry

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by RicInOR, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/07/14/states-compliance-realid/12634033/

    States that the federal government says have not adequately changed their licenses to comply with RealID, a measure intended to foil terrorists' efforts to get state-issued identification

    Alaska
    Washington

    So your DL will not be accepted, therefore you'll have to use something federally issued like Military ID or a Passport. Will the FFL not complete your 4473's and other firearms forms ... I wouldn't want to risk a legal battle with BATFE.


    OR is not on the list, something I am shocked by.


    List of failing states:
    Alaska

    • Arizona

    • Kentucky

    • Louisiana

    • Maine

    • Massachusetts

    • Missouri

    • New York

    • Oklahoma

    • Washington


    http://digitaljournal.com/pr/2056512
     
  2. 1337BaldEagle

    1337BaldEagle Earth Active Member

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    I don't even live in one of those states and this ruined my day...



    Eagle
     
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  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a class action lawsuit is in order.
     
  4. GrpCapMandrake

    GrpCapMandrake Vancouver Active Member

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    I think, provided I do not have to make my purchase inside a federal building, nuclear power plant, or commercial airliner, I will be okay.

    From the DHS: "REAL ID only applies if a person is presenting a driver’s license or state-issued identification card for official purposes."

    Also from the DHS: "Official uses are defined as accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and boarding federally-regulated commercial aircraft."

    http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs

    Additionally since BATFE falls under the Justice Department, the DHS is going to have deuce of a time trying to say the acceptance of the DL for the 4473 is invalid.
     
  5. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    We went through that in Oregon and it's initially a real pain in the rear to get your DL renewed. I believe one of the reasons for this is that some states are now allowing non-citizens to get a drivers license. Since a DL is normally considered a legitimate ID, they are taking precautions to make sure the identification requirements are uniform. I'm a believer in states rights so think it's OK for states to issue whatever type of ID they want. But since a DL is considered ID in all states, I don't see a problem with uniformity.
     
  6. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    well it has been five days. I don't feel any different.:confused:
     
  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have an extended license, the one that let's you drive over the border without anything else.

    Would that qualify under this or would I still need something different?
     
  8. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    I think the enhanced ID is different then the REAL ID. It is a step closer.