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buying a handgun privately in nevada???? help

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by guyrichards, Sep 21, 2003.

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  1. guyrichards

    guyrichards Member

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    hi guy's,
    i will be taking a vacation in las vegas in november, and will be making the trip to the reno gunshow on the 14th and 15th of november, what are the laws in this state regarding buying a handgun privately? i.e. not from a ffl? as i have seen quite a few people with the little cards round their necks offering handguns for sale at most gunshow's i have been to. so what i want to know is what happens do i just hand my money over and walk of with the gun or do i have to do a tranfer of somekind?

    thanks

    guy
     
  2. Keith

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    You must be from California or New Jersey...

    In most of America (to include Nevada, I'm sure) you can buy any handgun you want from a private citizen. That includes at a gun show as well as through an ad in the classifieds.

    Keith
     
  3. Parker Dean

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    Thats a heck of a trip by car. 7 hours or so.

    Anyway, if you're a resident of Nevada federal law does not restrict party-to-party transfers. State laws may say different so do some research on that.

    If you are NOT a resident of Nevada then you cannot purchase and take possession of a handgun, per the 1968 Gun control Act. About the most you could do, I think, is to examine and pay for it and have the seller ship it to a your home states local FFL where you pick it up after passing the background check. IMO this is similar to 'net purchasing except that you get to examine the purchase first. If this is the route you must follow then you would do well to have your receiving FFL all lined up so you can have you FFL's info for the seller who WILL need it.

    HTH
     
  4. guyrichards

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    i have never bought a gun privately, all my gun purchases have been from ffl's, how does a private individual know that i am not a resident of of nevada?also i would appreciate any info on buying privately in general, the do's and don'ts so to speak.

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    guy
     
  5. EOD Guy

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    Federal law prohibits you from purchasing any firearms from a private party outside your state of residence unless the firearm is shipped to a dealer in your home state for transfer.
     
  6. Baba Louie

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    guyrichards,

    Sir... the do's and don't's... Non-resident... DON'T!

    To do so would violate Federal Law and to talk about it would be a conspiracy to violate Federal Law.

    No one in their right mind would want to jeopardize THR or their own few freedoms by giving you any other advice than DO NOT ATTEMPT TO VIOLATE FEDERAL LAW (especially in a State where 85% of the land is owned and manage by...Uncle Sam...not that that is germaine to the topic)

    Please drop this subject...now.

    But have fun in Reno and on the drive in between LV and there. 450 miles of high desert mountains valleys and straightaways. Keep it below 80mph anywhere near any of the bigger (koff koff) towns, specially Tonopah unless you drive with a detector on and/or are willing to (ahem) break the law. 70 posted 75 usually good.

    Adios
     
  7. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry to say, but you cannot do a private transfer of a handgun in a state that you do not reside.

    The legal way to do it is to have the FFL in NV ship the pistol to an FFL in your state of residence.

    To do otherwise is to violate federal law and is a felony.
     
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