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Moving back to Florida Need advice

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by GunNoob, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. GunNoob

    GunNoob In the Valley Member

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    So my question is. How do I get my guns from Oregon to Florida cheaply and legally? What is the best way, and what do I do once I get to Florida? Anybody got anything?
     
  2. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    How are you getting there?
     
  3. GunNoob

    GunNoob In the Valley Member

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    Flying
     
  4. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    Depending on how many firearms you have, I can think of two options:
    1) take it with you. You can check in firearms when flying.
    2) ship it to yourself. Last time I have check it was legal.

    That is on the federal level. You would have to check Florida laws to see what is legal there.
     
  5. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't think you would have to do much. If I remember correctly, Oregon chls are recognized in Florida so I would think the laws would be pretty much the same. To be safe, I would look into what the laws say instead of rely on what you read in the online forums.
     
  6. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    Florida doesn't honor OR or WA CHL's
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Better check you "data" again!!

    According to the FL website they recognize WA resident CPL's but not OR's
     
  8. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Excellent link deen_ad. Thanks.
     
  9. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    You are partly right. He can connect at NY or NJ if, and I stress if, he does not take charge of his baggage from the airline So connecting yes, lay over, NO
     
  10. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Never thought of that. How very New York too screw someone because the airplane broke.
     
  11. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    New York is a horrible state. I used to travel between Indiana and Massachusetts and drove though Pennsylvania in order to minimize my time through New York. I think their hotel tax was about 30%.
     
  12. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I've heard some horror stories when people had to unexpectedly take charge of their luggage in states with restrictive gun laws. Best to avoid the possibility.
     
  13. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So what would one do if they relocated to Florida from Oregon by driving themselves?

    With a CHL.

    Without a CHL, but legal and not being a felon.
     
  14. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Drive the speed limit and don't draw attention to yourself. It only take one stupid cops that is uninformed on the laws to ruin your day.
     
  15. Abiqua

    Abiqua Oregon Active Member

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    As long as the firearms are legal in your destination state, you are protected by the Firearm Owners Protection Act. You may travel freely through other states on your way, stopping for travel related needs such as food, fuel, and sleep, but you may not stop for non travel related reasons like visiting your buddy. Lock the firearms in cases seperately from ammo and put them in the trunk. I'd exercise caution travelling through the gun unfriendly states, even though you are following the law they can and probably will make things difficult and expensive. Unpleasant even if you prevail in the end.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firearm_Owners_Protection_Act

    If you have a CHL that is recognized by a state you are traveling in then you can carry concealed but you must follow the laws of that state.
     
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  16. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    Yeah, that was a fairly recent change. In the last year or so they decided to recognize WA CPLs.
     
  17. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry about your permit, it means nothing. If you are flying??? (why if you are permently relocating?) you will probably get hit with a baggage charge, but I would fly Southwest through Atlanta. Don't fly Delta. Your guns are legal in FL, so that should not be a problem. Remember, there is no OC in FL or TX. Oh, correction, just found out, there is OC in Florida....IF you are hunting or fishing, or on your way to hunt or fish. Also, Antique firearms are not firearms in FL.

    Driving makes it much easier if you have several guns. Package them up and put them in the trunk and don't take I 10 through Texas. Obey all traffic laws and you should be just fine.
     
  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    One little caveat to that... FL will NOT honor non-resident WA CPL's (or ANY non-resident CHL/CPL (even UT) for that matter)... so us OR residents who have a WA CPL are SOL!!