Buying 2 handguns in less than 30 days?


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gossamer
January 21, 2013, 06:46 PM
I don't live in California. I'm in Missouri.

I've looked and can't find any info specific to this being illegal in my state, but can't find anything specific under federal law.

Is it okay to purchase two handguns from ffl dealers in my home state within 30 days? Two separate nics checks. One was early january 2013 and the second may be this week.

Found a good deal at an lgs.

Thanks.

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Sam1911
January 21, 2013, 06:47 PM
Absolutely legal. Very few states have a "one gun a month" law. And no federal law at all comes close to mandating such a thing.

eagleno49
January 21, 2013, 06:47 PM
yes, perfectly legal

gossamer
January 21, 2013, 06:53 PM
Great!

Any liklihood of some BATF call?

Thanks.

meanmrmustard
January 21, 2013, 07:01 PM
Legal, and I've done four with no repercussions.

sansone
January 21, 2013, 07:08 PM
multiple handgun purchase form 3310 / 5 business days required between purchases or the National Tracing Center gets a fax from the FFL dealer.. no big deal really, but some customers are uncomfortable with the idea

Buck Kramer
January 21, 2013, 07:31 PM
I picked up 3 AR receivers and 2 AK receivers in a month, and no knock on the door.

MOHunter
January 21, 2013, 07:38 PM
Sansone,
Does the form 3310 require the serial numbers??

BHP FAN
January 21, 2013, 07:43 PM
Couldn't you just buy the one, and put money down on the other and come back and ''buy'' it a week later?

beatledog7
January 21, 2013, 07:44 PM
I've bought two in the same month at least three different times.

aubie515
January 21, 2013, 07:48 PM
There's no additional paperwork for the buyer...there is additional paperwork for the FFL holder if you purchase two or more pistols in a 5 day period.

I know since I've bought multiple pistols at one dealer at a time. If you buy multiple pistols from multiple FFL holders there is no additional paperwork.

Sauer Grapes
January 21, 2013, 07:51 PM
I've bought 2 handguns simultanously on two occasions, nobody aksed to see my ''papers''. :scrutiny:

mjw930
January 21, 2013, 07:56 PM
Yes, the 3310 form has serial numbers. What the ATF does with the form 3310 is probably up for debate but its supposed to be used when a firearm is used in a crime. The problem here is you may have sold one of the firearms so the last record in their database will be you so you have to prove you are no longer in possession.

The 5 day provision can realistically only be enforced by a single FFL so going to another dealer within that 5 days will not trigger the FFL to fill out this form.

hAkron
January 21, 2013, 10:20 PM
I buy 4-5 a month and the only time there was extra paperwork is when I bought two from the same place 2 days apart.

mrvco
January 21, 2013, 10:38 PM
I've bought 2 in a single day... twice I think... and I don't remember there being any additional paperwork.

SigSour
January 21, 2013, 10:50 PM
Sure. I purchased a S&W 1911ct for myself and a 686 .357 for my wife at the same time last summer and walked out the door with both of them (after a BG check of course)

Fishslayer
January 21, 2013, 11:23 PM
Absolutely legal. Very few states have a "one gun a month" law. And no federal law at all comes close to mandating such a thing.

In California we can actually "buy" as many new handguns as we want. We can only "DROS" 1 every 30 days. PPT are not affected. Some guys have had a bunch lined up, I've only had a couple.

tarosean
January 22, 2013, 12:22 AM
I've bought 2 in a single day... twice I think... and I don't remember there being any additional paperwork.

Not sure if its national (?) but in TX if you do buy multiple guns from the same FFL. A form goes to the ATF and a form goes to the local sheriff. That is filled out by the FFL.

mrvco
January 22, 2013, 12:32 AM
Not sure if its national (?) but in TX if you do buy multiple guns from the same FFL. A form goes to the ATF and a form goes to the local sheriff. That is filled out by the FFL.
Aha, then I wouldn't have known any different.

joeschmoe
January 22, 2013, 03:29 AM
My LGS told me if I bought more than one gun the ATF would get a special card about my purchase for mulitpile firearms.

I said "Yeah, So what?"

Ehtereon11B
January 22, 2013, 04:21 AM
Bought 3 handguns on the same day using a school address. Got visited by a few agents from the ATF a bit later. Nothing illegal about it just looked odd for them. They really blushed when I told them they were commemorative pistols and if they wanted to see pictures.

MOHunter
January 22, 2013, 07:12 AM
Yes, the 3310 form has serial numbers. What the ATF does with the form 3310 is probably up for debate but its supposed to be used when a firearm is used in a crime. The problem here is you may have sold one of the firearms so the last record in their database will be you so you have to prove you are no longer in possession.

The 5 day provision can realistically only be enforced by a single FFL so going to another dealer within that 5 days will not trigger the FFL to fill out this form.

I think I'd just wait 5 days or go through another FFL for the second one to avoid reporting of the serial numbers.

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