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Quick ? on purchase in Colorado

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tim Currie, Apr 11, 2008.

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  1. Tim Currie

    Tim Currie Member

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    Recently moved to CO from CA. Been here a few months, however have not got a CO license yet.

    Question is: Can I buy firearms here? Or do I need some proof of residence?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Standing Wolf

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    You need proof of residence, starting with a Colorado driver's license or military orders.
     
  3. PTK

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    Yep, you need proof of residence. Getting a license here is simple - bring a lease, utility bill, etc. to the DMV, pay your money, ta-da. The only down side is that they now give you a temp. license and you must wait for the laminated plastic to come in the mail.
     
  4. Treo

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    These answers are half right private sales are unregulated in Colorado. If you find a gun you like in the paper go get it
     
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    Don't be too surprised if the seller asks to see an ID, though.
     
  6. Tim Currie

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    Cool, thanks guys.

    On the topic.....(just so I know) is this how it works in every State?
     
  7. PTK

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    Most states, yes. Some, like CA, mandate that face to face transactions are illegal or must be recorded with the state.
     
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    Yep, Federal law says you have to be a resident of the state to buy a gun.....and, of course, state law may put more onerous requirements on you.
     
  9. Treo

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    QUOTE: Don't be too surprised if the seller asks to see an ID, though."

    I've only had one guy ask , I bought a PC-4 from a cop and he didn't ask.
     
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