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Federal Laws regarding gun purchases online

Old 01-03-2010, 01:27 AM
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I can accurately quote you the laws, but I highly suggest in sensitive matters where it could you cost you a large fine and/or jail time, to not take people for their word, but to get it from the horses' mouth!

Go to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms(and explosives!) at the below link:

Then look at the upper right-hand side where it says "Contact ATF".

Then go to "Field Divisions",

Then go to your STATE and look up "Industry Operations" and DIAL the phone number there and ask them yourself!

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Old 12-07-2010, 06:09 PM
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Simple, straight-forward question here - - Can I ship directly to a non FFL (regular Joe) if he resides in my state (NY)?
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:37 PM
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Default Black Powder guns

Are traditional black powder guns exempt ?
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:26 AM
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Default Buying online from dealer

Do I need to have the handgun sent to an FFL when I purchase from an online dealer? Also, as a priv. citizen, can I get any type of FFL for online purchases? Thanks
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:10 PM
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Listen to iSnipe he has the soundest advice here get the info from the horses mouth, look it up in the U S code, look it up in the laws of the state you live in!!!! This is the last place I would come looking for legal advice, this is a hunting site not a legal advice site with firearms lawyers.............................
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:06 PM
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This isn't necessarily true. Many states still have private party in-state sales, and long guns aren't registered, thus no need for FFL transfers. Many even allow for non FFL transfers with bordering areas in different states for long guns. Handguns may be a different story. Check your state laws.

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