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Discussion in 'Legal' started by hatchetbearer, Jul 12, 2009.

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  1. hatchetbearer

    hatchetbearer Member

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    I know the old adage, "if you have to ask, its probably illegal" but hey, sometimes people are wrong.

    So I'm stationed here in Florida, living the high life, Pawn shops and gun stores every ten feet. Say I find a dream pistol, The mythical Colt Python for $300, Or a Vintage Singer 1911 floating around for sale down here. I'm not allowed to own weapons here (due to a lack of a real Armory, only drill rifles here) My question is can I buy a weapon, and have it mailed back to my home since its still going to me?
     
  2. 2RCO

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    Hatchetbearer--If you find a Singer and can't keep it I'll pay whatever fees needed to transfer it to me. I knew where at least one original unmolested Singer was but the guy wanted $40k for it 7 years ago. I've been hoping I'd accidentally find one cheaper.
     
  3. freakshow10mm

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    It must be sent to a dealer in your state for transfer to you.
     
  4. TAB

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    I beleave you are allowed to ship a hand gun to yourself.


    I might be wrong on that...

    I know a hand gun would have to go over night thru a private carrier.
     
  5. larry_minn

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    There are always options. I don't know your state/laws. IF you buy is (my understanding of Military is that if you have orders/stationed there you can purchase) If it can't be kept on base any gunsmith will likely work with a military personal. I.E. have him clean it for normal fee if he will store it till you can figure out how to get it sent home.
    I have been told as well that you can ship a firearm to yourself. I DON'T know that for a fact. If you have a relationship with local FFL in your home you could always ship it there.
     
  6. GRIZ22

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    If you're in the military you can buy firearms where you are stationed. You can legally send a firearm to yourself (no handguns via US Mail). The clincher to this is they have to stay sealed in the package and only opened by you.

    Check the sticky ATF regs.
     
  7. Shadow 7D

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    If you have a baggage allowance, which you should for anything other than TDY, they should be shipped for you, if not, any common carrier can ship to you, it's the same as moving household goods, except the ATF is involved.
     
  8. stevemis

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    This is my understanding as well. I guess if it's going to be sealed up for a while you'd want to make sure the pistol is well preserved before mailing it. It would sure suck to get home a year or two later and find a rusted nasty gun waiting for you. Make sure the recipient can store the box in a safe, dry place.

    ETA: You could get a small storage place for $30/month and store it there. Better yet, find a good group of shooting buddies and ask one of them to store your gun for you. All of my shooting buddies are absolutely stand-up guys.. would trust them with anything and everything.
     
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    What if you mail a portion of the pistol home? Say, the upper slide, and keep the receiver with you. That'd be perfectly legal I'd think. But as previously stated, check the BATFE regs.
     
  10. Art Eatman

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    BamaXD, what's the point? He still has to get home with the receiver. So, the OP needs to know the laws of Ohio and Florida, as well as the BATFE regs stickied at the top of this forum's page.

    The safest legal way to avoid any hassle with the law or the military is to first hook up with an FFL in Ohio, who can FAX or mail a copy of his license to either a Florida dealer or a non-dealer individual. The firearm is shipped to the Ohio FFL and the 4473 is then filled out there.
     
  11. chuckusaret

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    Florida allows ex military to use their prior training in lieu of the basic CCW classes. IMO the basic CCW classes are mostly a waste of time. Most only require the student to shoot one round into a sand filled barrel and cover only the basic state and federal laws.

    What branch of service were you in? I served for 24 years in the US Army in many different jobs from Airborne Infantry, Nike missiles Ajax/Hercules repair, HAWK missile repair, radio/ radar repair, Avionics repair , Aircraft repair maintenance chief, company 1st Sgt and was required to qualify and/or familiarize annually with a rifle, .38 & .45 cal pistols, 12 ga shotgun, M79, LAW and M60 machine gun.

    What I gather from your comments you yourself have not received the necessary training to perform the duties of a squad leader. As a squad leader it is your responsibility to insure that your squad has received the necessary training to carry out their assigned mission. It is also your responsibility to inform the Platoon Sgt., Platoon Leader and Company Commander of their lack of training. If no action is taken by them you should make an IG complaint and if all else fails, a letter to your congressman. Leaders at every level of the chain of command are responsible for the adequate training of their personnel.
    You stated it is your job to bring them back alive but without qualified leaders and training for all members this will not happen. I only have the experience of one conflict, Vietnam, but four tours and saw first hand what happens to poorly trained troops. I also served at Ft Stewart and also at Hunter AAF.
     
  12. freakshow10mm

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    Yes you can but the transfer has to be completed legally first. If he can buy it in FL and then mail it to himself in OH for storage, that's fine. I'm pretty sure military can buy out of state if they are stationed. I've never done a transfer as such with the military personnel. I am usually a storage facility for their firearms when they are abroad and I hold firearms for them until they get back and 4473 in person for things they buy.
     
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    No, it must not.
    A copy of the orders assigning him to Florida is all he needs to purchase firearms locally.

    At that point, he can mail or ship (depending on the item) them to himself back "home" and when he gets there, he can open the dusty boxes and enjoy them.
     
  14. hatchetbearer

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    I just seen another post on this, and combining the Info from here and there, I believe I have my answer, Yes, I can send it home addressed to myself in the care of another person (wife) and she can just lock up the package till i get home.

    Im in the Marines at NAS Pensacola, and while in the barracks here, you arent allowed to have weapons (shared barracks with sailors and airmen, enough injuries from fist fights as it is.) even nerf guns got taken away because we buddy rushed and cleared out the Air Force wing.

    But thanks for the Info, going to double check my resources before i go back out in town.
     
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    While it is legal, good luck finding a carrier that will do it. The off-base storage unit would be the easiest until you can transport the gun yourself. Also, if it would fit in bank safe deposit box, that would be another possibility.
     
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    Sir,

    I've sent out weapons, as a C&R before via UPS without incident. I doubt ill have any troubles here with them.
     
  17. John Parker

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    Chuck,

    Out of curiousity, why are you pulling my posts from other threads and pasting them in here? They have nothing to do with this post.
    To answer you, I started out as a cavalry scout, moved into HUMINT, and then on from there. And I do agree that most CCW classes are a waste of time, but the legal aspects that they cover (or should, at least) are pretty important.
    And qualifying once per year doesn't automatically make one competent. I'm not saying that you aren't, but as a 1SG I'm sure you've had troops that were completely incompetent with most weapons systems.
     
  18. Mags

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    Kinda like this post of yours in the thread talking about weapon mounted or handheld flashlights. Hunh?
     
  19. John Parker

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    Actually, I addressed weaponlights in my post and wasn't copying something someone said somewhere else and putting into a new thread. Mags, did that seriously bother you so much that you got your friend to paste a post of mine from somewhere else to here? If so, wow, that's really creepy. Get over it, please, for your own good.
     
  20. Mags

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    John,

    Just curious what branch you are in and what rank?
     
  21. John Parker

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    I'm Army and I'm an E-6. You?
     
  22. Mags

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    What year did you join? Just because the M9 didn't have the two dot sight system till 2006 I don't know how you could make E-6 in 3 years.
     
  23. John Parker

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    2001. Are you going to answer me now or what?
     
  24. Mags

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    Air force E-5 were you carrying the 2 dot sights in 2001? I also joined in 2001 April to be exact.
     
  25. John Parker

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    Nope, I didn't use an M9 back when I was a scout.
     
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