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What is the procedure and/or law:

1. If you're not a resident of the state and you buy a Rifle???
A. And you have a "recipicol state CCW"???
B. And you don't have a CCW or a "recipicol state CCW"???

2.If you're not a resident of the state and you buy a Handgun???
A. And you have a "recipicol state CCW"???
B. And you don't have a CCW or a "recipicol state CCW"???

I am just curious, as I live very close to a border and the big gun shows are in another state...
 

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RNettles,

1. A non-resident from a bordering state can purchase a rifle or a shotgun.
A. Reciprocal state CCW may count as "permit to purchase" otherwise a NICS check will be required.
B. A NICS check will be required.

2. It is NOT legal to directly purchase a hand gun in any state other than your own state of residence. If you can find a dealer from your home state that is willing to have the handgun transferred to them, you can buy the gun and have it delivered to your home state dealer. You can then "buy" (fill out the forms) the handgun from your home state dealer but the transaction must happen on your home state turf. Basically the same as an Internet transaction.

A & B are moot points.

Several years ago, BATFE allowed gunshow handgun sales to adjacent states, much the same as long guns are now. That is now illegal. Technically, it is illegal to do a face-to-face private handgun sale with a resident of a different state although it happens all the time at gunshows. This is one of the loop holes BATFE is trying to fix. Right now, it is perfectly legal for a private citizen to rent a table at a gunshow and sell their privately owned guns without having a FFL. BATFE wants to change this so all tables at gunshows that sell guns are FFL holders. The guy selling holsters, grips, magazines, etc would not require a FFL.

Summary: Buy a handgun, home state only. Buy a rifle or shotgun, home state or bordering state. A CCW permit may or may not count in lieu of a background check.
 
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