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I did a quick search, but didn't quite find what I was looking for so here goes:

I am here in UT as a student. I will become a resident soon, as I will be buying a condo, re registering the car, getting a DL, etc. However, this won't be for a few more months.

For the time being, am I complete unable to buy a firearm at all in the state?

Do I need physically go back to WA just to buy it and come back?

Seems silly, like there should be more of the "full faith and confidence" and reciprocity between the two states.

For private-party deals, do I need to go through a FFL xfer and be a resident?

Anyone?
 

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You have to be a resident of utah to buy a handgun here, but i think for a rifle and shotgun you dont need to be resident to buy one. If you want a handgun it is not illegal to get one through a private sale if you have a bill of sale for it and you dont need to go to a ffl or dealer.
 

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ammosargeant said:
If you want a handgun it is not illegal to get one through a private sale if you have a bill of sale for it and you dont need to go to a ffl or dealer.
It is illegal for a private party to sell a handgun to a non-resident.
Section 922. Unlawful acts

(a) It shall be unlawful -

(5) for any person (other than a licensed importer, licensed
manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector) to
transfer, sell, trade, give, transport, or deliver any firearm to
any person (other than a licensed importer, licensed
manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector) who the
transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not
reside in (or if the person is a corporation or other business
entity, does not maintain a place of business in) the State in
which the transferor resides;
except that this paragraph shall
not apply to (A) the transfer, transportation, or delivery of a
firearm made to carry out a bequest of a firearm to, or an
acquisition by intestate succession of a firearm by, a person who
is permitted to acquire or possess a firearm under the laws of
the State of his residence, and (B) the loan or rental of a
firearm to any person for temporary use for lawful sporting
purposes;
http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/t ... 18&sec=922

Edited to add:
(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. A person may borrow or rent a firearm in any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes.

[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and (5), 922(b)(3), 27 CFR 478.29 and 478.30]
http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#b2
 

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I had the same issue..Kinda...

I am a student, as is my wife. but we also are here temporarily and will be moving back to Oregon. So we had no real reason to change DL/registration.

I picked up a Utah ID card since I do have a (semi) permanent address and I have proof of residence.

$18 at the Sandy Express station.
 
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