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Private sale to Resident alien

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Chalupacabra, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Chalupacabra

    Chalupacabra Portland Active Member

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    I'm looking to sell a pistol to a friend who is a resident alien. We are both residents of Oregon and he has been here for at LEAST 8 years. I will be making up a bill of sale because he is naturally paranoid about owning a gun without some sort of "papers" to prove he acquired it legally. I KNOW that resident aliens can own firearms if they go through an FFL. My question is, Can he legally purchase one FTF from a private seller without doing a bg check like a citizen can? Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. james83

    james83 beaverton oregon I'am feeling fat and sassy

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    Yes its perfectly legal for a resident alien to buy firearms FTF in Oregon, I bought a number of guns in Oregon FTF before i was naturalized
    a couple of those guns were bought privately from Police officers too.
     
  3. Chalupacabra

    Chalupacabra Portland Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply:thumbup:
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I seem to remember you needed a state issued card in order to do so.. has NICS replaced that?
     
  5. james83

    james83 beaverton oregon I'am feeling fat and sassy

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    Is that a requirement in WA? I do not think it is a requirement in OR but i could be wrong. I got my infomation about FTF sales in OR from my immigration lawyer but that was a few years ago so perhaps things have changed.

    To the OP perhaps you should enquire about the state issued card? I was only replying from my experience before i was naturalized.
     
  6. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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  7. Barefoot African

    Barefoot African Saint Helens Oregon Active Member

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    Don't do it without a FFL & NICS.

    Yes, in most cases it is legal, but immigration is a very complex situation that can open yourself up to significant jeopardy. There are a ton of legal grey immigration areas and this is one of them. The FFL transfer will isolate you from risk.
     
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  8. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    I don't believe Oregon has ever restricted firearm sales to permanent residents. The WA requirement for permanent residents to have an Alien Firearms card was rescinded in 2007 thanks to a lawsuit. It is no longer required for permanent residents.

    WA State Licensing: Frequently asked questions - Alien Firearms License

    Also, permanent residents don't need to show the FFL 90 days of utility bills for your 4473 anymore either.

    http://www.atf.gov/press/releases/2011/12/122211-atf-open-letter-state-of-residence.pdf

     
  9. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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