New VA resident buying handgun


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Babarsac
June 11, 2009, 12:21 PM
I've just become a Virginia resident (again) and really really want a GI-style 1911. Do I have to remain a resident for a certain period of time before I can make a purchase through a FFL?

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kle
June 11, 2009, 12:34 PM
You'd need a state-issued photo-ID (i.e. Driver's License) and something else with the same name and address on it, like your car registration or voter ID card or a utility bill.

http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms.shtm -- doesn't list what a VA resident/U.S. Citizen needs to purchase a firearm.

http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_PurchaseEligibility.shtm -- this doesn't, either...

Nothing in either link about needing to be a resident for a certain period of time (unless you're a non-U.S. Citizen, then you'd have to prove 90-days residency).

Welcome (back) to VA!

moccasin
June 11, 2009, 01:17 PM
The Driver's License (or other photo ID) has to have been issued for at least 30 days to purchase firearms. So if you use a recently issued VA license you end up with a 30 day residency requirement.

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-308.2C2

See paragraph B.1

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