Easy Question about FTF sales

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Spray-n-pray, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray
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    There have been several threads lately with good points and information about FTF firearm sales. I was talking with a friend about FTF sales, and the legality of it over state lines. We did not agree on whether or not the laws applied to all firearms, or to handguns only. I will not say which way I thought just in case I was wrong. :dunno::laugh:
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

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    All firearms transactions across state lines must be done through an FFL.

    Regarding FFL purchases, you can purchase a long gun from a FFL in another state, and take it back to your state, but handguns must be purchased from an FFL in your home state.
     
  3. Doc In UPlace

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    These laws make me feel so much safer.
     
  4. ZeroRing

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    Oh good... I thought it was just me.
     
  5. BlvdKing

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    The more laws the better :p :confused: :paranoid: LOL
     
  6. kirkcdl

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    PhysicsGuy,is that ANY other state,or just adjoining states?
     
  7. PhysicsGuy

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    I dont know if its any state or not, but I know it applies between oregon and washington, so it may be just a adjoining state thing. (as far as long guns be purchased out of state) Obviously FTF transfers cannot occur from any state to state.
     
  8. bcp

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    The "adjoining state" thing has been gone for years.

    From:
    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#b2

    (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.
     
  9. PhysicsGuy

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    Yeah, so then I was right the first time, you can purchase a long arm at an FFL from a neighboring state, or any state.


     
  10. kirkcdl

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    Yep,I had heard years ago,way back in the fog of my mind,that it was limited to adjoining states.bcp updated my fog,thanks to you both...
     

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