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Do you need a permit to buy a handgun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by HUBSonDUBS, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. HUBSonDUBS

    HUBSonDUBS Member

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    In florida can I just buy a gun or do i need a concealed weapons permit? If I were to buy a gun online they say they only ship to a fll licensed dealer, what will this deal need from me does he want me to provide a permit?
     
  2. Geronimo45

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    An FFL dealer is a guy with a Federal license to sell guns. The seller has to ship the guns to a federally-licensed gun dealer in your state (somebody who owns a gun store - Gander Mountain, some pawn shops, etc), who can then give the gun to you - after receiving a transfer fee from you, which is usually around $20.

    A concealed carry permit is NOT an FFL. In many states, that permit allows you, when you buy a gun, to skip going through the NICS background check - this can shave off a few minutes or a few days for some people (if you've got the same name as a felon, you might get delayed for a few days by NICS).
     
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    Don't know about Florida; but here in Alabama you do not have to
    have a permit/license* too purchase a handgun~!;) :cool: :D

    *FootNote: only to carry concealed
     
  4. Cliff47

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    Here in the Evergreen State (the Other Washington), the holding of a Concealed Carry Permit, exempts one from the mandated waiting period (3 - 5 days, can't remember, it's been a while), but you still go thru the NICS check, and THEY can put a temporary hold on the transaction (computer down, extra busy, random flagging of request).

    The last time I had a NICS temp hold, by the time I got home, the message from the gun shop was on my answering machine saying that I was given the go-ahead.
     
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    Here in Michigan, the u nwashed masses need to get a "permit to purchase" when buying a handgun, and then take it in for a "safety inspection" (that on the very inspection card SAYS "this firearm has not been inspected for safety") we call this a "registration" even though the government says it isn't!

    With a CPL license we don't need the "permit to purchase" but we still gotta get them "not safety inspected"...
     
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    In North Carolina you must first get a purchase permit from the local sheriffs dept which sometimes takes as long as 90 days and cost $5. for each permit
    Than you can go to a FFL dealer and he can sell you a pistol or revolver.
    On shotguns and rifles you don't need the permit just get the Brady check done....
    Avoid all the above by getting a CHL (Concealed Handgun License):rolleyes:
     
  7. yeled

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    No permit needed

    though it does eliminate the three day wait assosiated with buying a handgun. long gun you can take home right away.

    So to clarify permit is only needed if you don't want to wait three days to take home your handgun.

    Hope that helps
     
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    TO CLARIFY

    MY POST IS FOR FLORIDA ONLY
     
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    In FL, you don't need a permit for handguns or rifles purchase. But there is a 3-day waiting period for handguns.
     
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    Here in Georgia you do not need a permit to purchase a firearm. If you have your carry license however, by state statute, exempt from the background check.
     
  11. RH822

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    Indiana, no permit required and no waiting period.

    RH
     
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    No government permit needed to buy.

    Wife permit varies case by case. Sometimes at a pretty steep price.
     
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    Amen Brother.:(

    RH
     
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    No permit, no wait in Montana.
     
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    In California you need to take a class and get a Handgun Safety Certificate from the California Departmetn of Justice. It's good for 5 years. This is only needed for a handgun purhcase. Also you can only take posession of one handgun every 30 days. You may buy as many as you want however.
     
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    Currently, no permit and no waiting period with the NICs check. There used to be a 7-day waiting period prior to the NICs check although you could pay for a quick check at gun shows via the sheriff's department (for a fee) and take the gun directly home at that time. The waiting period was for the background check and was not a cooling off period or anything like that.

    I didn't know that about North Carolina? First I ever heard of a purchase permit in NC?
     
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    Only if you're a true born or naturalized via immigration citizen... I have a two day wait for some reason...
     
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    I fear the WIFE far more than the NICS check. A CHL exempts me from NICS in Arkansas (no permit needed to purchase any firearm, either), but NOTHING can get around the WIFE. She has my number, knows where I live, how much I have in my bank account. I tell ya, who needs Big Brother? :D :D :D
     
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    You do not need a Concealed Weapons Permit/License(CWP/CWL) to purchase a gun in the state of Florida.
    When purchasing guns online it may only be shipped to a Federal Firearms Licensed(FFL) dealer.

    Whether you buy the gun directly from the gun shop or online, you will need to provide a valid Florida Driver's License. You will then fill out a form at the gun shop/FFL dealer, in which you will provide name, address, etc. Make sure to write down your social security number, because the gun shop will call up the state office and verify that you can legally own a firearm. If you have a common first and last name you may be declined if you do not write your social, because another person with the same name might be a felon. They charged $5 per background check, this fee applies to both forms of purchasing.

    The waiting period for a handgun is 3 days, if you do not have a CWL. This waiting period does not effect those individuals with the permits/licenses. If you are buying a rifle/shotgun the waiting period does not apply.

    If you decide to buy online, make sure to notify your FFL dealer before your purchase it. That way you can already have all the paperwork done, and the FFL dealer can fax their license to the online store. FFL transfers generally cost anywhere from $20 to $40. Also, take into consideration that you also have around $30 shipping if you buy online as well. You do avoid tax when buying online if the store is out of state, but FFL fee and shipping add up.

    The above applies to Florida only!

    -Ryan
     
  20. HUBSonDUBS

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    Is it 21 or 18 to purchase a gun in Florida?
     
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    21 to purchase a handgun, 18 to purchase a rifle or shotgun.
     
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    join the NRA and

    do some research here, using our search feature you can get good hints about what kind of gun and what caliber are suitable for you.

    I suggest a Ruger single six in .22lr if you are just getting started, it's a neat cowboy looking gun that you can pass on to your kids.

    For home defense you can probably find a shotgun of some kind, look in our handy shotgun forum and ask the folks there.
     
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