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Long-gun Out-of-state purchases

Discussion in 'Legal' started by RugerSAFan, Dec 31, 2005.

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  1. RugerSAFan

    RugerSAFan Member

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    I visited Michigan over the holidays, and saw a .22lr my son would like. The clerk at Dick's Sporting Goods told me that I could not purchase a long-gun unless I was a resident of Michigan or an adjacent state.

    I thought one could generally purchase long-guns when visiting another state. Was I mistaken?
     
  2. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Member

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    Some states still have the "adjacent" language in their state laws that prevent the sale. Federal law is any state.
     
  3. SIOP

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    He was incorrect. Michigan law is written "contiguous states" versus "adjacent states", but the Michigan Attorney General's office has ruled that that wording does not prevent sales to residents of states other than contiguous states, as the original rules were enacted prior to the amendment of the GCA in 1986. However, that wouldn't prevent Dick's from having an internal policy of not selling to you.
     
  4. wdlsguy

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    What SIOP said.

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/statelaws/26thedition/michigan.pdf
     
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