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I got a buddy who is looking to part with a gun and he will let me have it for a good price, but he lives in Wyoming. Are there any special laws or rules I need to watch out for when buying a gun out of state?
 

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All LEGAL interstate gun transfers have to go through a FFL.

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Thats what I thought... Just wasn't sure
 

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Tarzan1888 said:
All LEGAL interstate gun transfers have to go through a FFL.

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Even a private party sale?

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What about just going up there or having him come down?

From what I remember (which isn't much), there's some stupid law that says you can only sell a firearm to another resident of your state in a private sale, but then again, I can't substantiate that... let me have a look-see.
 

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What about just going up there or having him come down?

From what I remember (which isn't much), there's some stupid law that says you can only sell a firearm to another resident of your state in a private sale, but then again, I can't substantiate that... let me have a look-see.
I know in utah you can only sell to utah residents, but I didn't know if that was a utah law or a fed thing
 

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Mitch Vilos to the rescue! :super: No guns between states without FFL. Gun Talk, 3rd Edition, page 258.

18 U.S.C. 822(a)(3):

(a) It shall be unlawful--
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(3) for any person, other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to transport into or receive in the State where he resides (or if the person is a corporation or other business entity, the State where it maintains a place of business) any firearm purchased or otherwise obtained by such person outside that State, except that this paragraph (A) shall not preclude any person who lawfully acquires a firearm by bequest or intestate succession in a State other than his State of residence from transporting the firearm into or receiving it in that State, if it is lawful for such person to purchase or possess such firearm in that State, (B) shall not apply to the transportation or receipt of a firearm obtained in conformity with subsection (b)(3) of this section, and (C) shall not apply to the transportation of any firearm acquired in any State prior to the effective date of this chapter;
 

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My understanding (the law is USC Title 18 Chapter 44 Section 922) is:

1. Interstate long gun sales have to go through an FFL in the seller's state.

2. Interstate handgun sales have to be transferred from an FFL in the seller's state to an FFL in the buyer's state. (Not totally sure about this one. An FFL would know, of course).

3. Inheritances (bequest and intestate) are exempted.

I wonder if my father-in-law (in Utah) used an FFL to transfer the shotgun he gave to my niece (in Idaho). I'll bet not. I'm sure a lot of this goes on by people who have no idea that there's any law prohibiting it.
 

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13. Transferring Personal Firearms (sell, give, loan)

a. A resident of a State may transfer a firearm to a resident of the same State.

1) But may not transfer a Hand Gun to a person under 18 years of age, § 922(x)(1), 1 year or 10 years; see exceptions, § 922(x)(3).

b. A resident of a State may not transfer a firearm to a resident of another State, § 922(a)(5), 5 years.

1) But may transfer a firearm to a non-resident via a Will or intestate succession (no Will but State law describes division of estate), § 922(a)(5)(A).

2) But may loan or rent a firearm to a non-resident for temporary lawful sporting purposes, § 922(a)(5)(B).

3) But may deliver a firearm to a non-resident by first delivering the firearm to a FFL in the recipient’s State. The transfer would then take place at the FFL’s premises, § 922(a)(1)(A).

http://www.fedcoplaw.com/html/federalfirearmslaws.htm

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xmirage2kx said:
I got a buddy who is looking to part with a gun and he will let me have it for a good price, but he lives in Wyoming. Are there any special laws or rules I need to watch out for when buying a gun out of state?
Move to Wyoming...... you can always move back.
 

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PW said:
xmirage2kx said:
I got a buddy who is looking to part with a gun and he will let me have it for a good price, but he lives in Wyoming. Are there any special laws or rules I need to watch out for when buying a gun out of state?
Move to Wyoming...... you can always move back.
$20 for a FFL fee is a little easier :crown:

Now I gotta decide if the cost + fee + gas is worth it...
 

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Have him sell it to me and transfer it though my FFL buddy. Then, *maybe*, someday in the future I might sell it to somebody else, unless I really like it. ;)
 
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