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 can i buy a gun in michigan and take it to my home in ohio
jered1321  [Member]
3/1/2011 6:21:40 AM
and not go to jail or do i have to go to ffl dealer
LenS  [Team Member]
3/1/2011 7:53:29 AM
Per Fed Law:

- NO FTF transactions between people who do not live in the same state.
- ALL Interstate transfers of handguns must be done by FFL in state where new owner resides.
- Long gun Interstate transfers can be done at an FFL anywhere in the US, assuming state law allows it.

States may have more restrictions, but the above Fed Laws are controlling in all cases.
Ironmaker  [Team Member]
3/1/2011 8:17:38 AM
Per OH law: All firearm transactions outside of OH have to go through an FFL. You can buy a long gun through an FFL from any state adjacent to OH. You can not buy a handgun outside the state of OH. Handguns must be transferred through an OH FFL.

If it is a private sale of a handgun, the seller can ship it so an OH FFL that accepts guns from private sales and then transfer it to you.

brickeyee  [Team Member]
3/6/2011 11:17:12 AM
Originally Posted By Ironmaker:
Per OH law: All firearm transactions outside of OH have to go through an FFL. You can buy a long gun through an FFL from any state adjacent to OH. You can not buy a handgun outside the state of OH. Handguns must be transferred through an OH FFL.

If it is a private sale of a handgun, the seller can ship it so an OH FFL that accepts guns from private sales and then transfer it to you.



The 'adjacent state' law MAY be obsolete.

Depending on how the state law is worded (permissive vs. restrictive) you may be able to purchase a long gun in ANY state.

Permissive laws say 'residents MAY purchase a gun in adjoining states', while restrictive laws say 'residents may ONLY purchase a gun in adjoining states.'

this applies ONLY to long guns.

Handguns can ONLY be delivered in your state of residence.

You can purchase them in any state, but they MUST be delivered to an FFL in your state of residence for you to take possession.
cmjohnson  [Team Member]
3/6/2011 11:30:55 AM
Quick related question:


You buy a handgun, say way back in 1964.

Over the next 47 years you move from state to state at least four times because that's what the USAF wants you to do,
and they're your employer. Plus, you retire to Florida when you choose to.

You retain ownership of said handgun all along.

For all this time you never lived in a state in which handgun ownership was subjected to any special restrictions.


Have you been legal all along? Or were you supposed to get an FFL to transfer the gun from yourself in the stateyou're
moving away from and transferred back to yourself in the state you're moving to?



CJ
brickeyee  [Team Member]
3/6/2011 3:33:37 PM
Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
Quick related question:


You buy a handgun, say way back in 1964.

Over the next 47 years you move from state to state at least four times because that's what the USAF wants you to do,
and they're your employer. Plus, you retire to Florida when you choose to.

You retain ownership of said handgun all along.

For all this time you never lived in a state in which handgun ownership was subjected to any special restrictions.


Have you been legal all along? Or were you supposed to get an FFL to transfer the gun from yourself in the stateyou're
moving away from and transferred back to yourself in the state you're moving to?



CJ


You never changed ownership of the gun, so nothing in federal law says anything.

The law regulates the change in ownership, not your change in residence.


ODA_564  [Life Member]
3/6/2011 3:33:37 PM

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
Quick related question:


You buy a handgun, say way back in 1964.

Over the next 47 years you move from state to state at least four times because that's what the USAF wants you to do,
and they're your employer. Plus, you retire to Florida when you choose to.

You retain ownership of said handgun all along.

For all this time you never lived in a state in which handgun ownership was subjected to any special restrictions.


Have you been legal all along? Or were you supposed to get an FFL to transfer the gun from yourself in the stateyou're
moving away from and transferred back to yourself in the state you're moving to?



CJ

"Have you been legal all along?" Yes.

"Or were you supposed to get an FFL to transfer the gun from yourself in the state you're moving away from and transferred back to yourself in the state you're moving to?" No.