View Full Version : Help! Is this okay?

July 29, 2000, 03:57 PM
I think this fits here at Legal.
Scenario: (1) I hear of a gun I'm interested in; (2) it's in another state; (3) seller prefers private sale; (4) I drive to other state, range-test, etc. & buy gun, drive home.

Do I have a problem?

July 29, 2000, 04:16 PM
Depends on what two states you are talking about. You had better be sure before you do it too.

I seem to remember that it was OK for an Ohio resident to go to an adjoining state to purchase a firearm, but I don't know if that is still the case. For my own purposes, I know that if I were to sell a firearm in a private sale within Ohio, that I would ask for proof of residency and age.

This is certainly not to be considered legal advise. Be sure to check ALL local, state and federal laws before proceeding.

Try this spot for more info: www.nraila.org/research/statelaws (http://www.nraila.org/research/statelaws)

"The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security"
Ohio Constitution, Article I, Section 4
Concealed Carry is illegal in Ohio.
Ohioans for Concealed Carry Website (http://www.ofcc.net)

July 29, 2000, 04:50 PM
Federal law as I read it states that it is illegal for someone who is prohibited by the laws of his state from owning a gun to buy a gun in another state. Otherwise, you're ok on the federal level. On the state level? As Bluesman said, you better check carefully.

Want to send a message to Bush? Sign the petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/monk/petition.html and forward the link to every gun owner you know.

Ed Brunner
July 29, 2000, 05:33 PM
Sounds like that notorious Gun Show Loophole to me!

You have to be there when it's all over. Otherwise you can't say "I told you so."

Better days to be,