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Virginia handgun purchase questions

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by VinnyT, Dec 16, 2005.

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  1. VinnyT

    VinnyT Member

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    I have been told that if you possess a Virginia CCW(Virginia resident), you can purchase more than one handgun within 30 days. Is this correct and has anyone done this? Thanks, V.
     
  2. 00blkgt

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    Not that I'm aware of. You may be able to find out at packing.org
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  3. atblis

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    You sure can

    and yes I have.
     
  4. VinnyT

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    All I need is my CCW? No extra paperwork to sign with the Virginia State Police? Man, the Salem gun show is this weekend! I bought a Glock two weeks ago and thought I could only buy a rifle or something similar. Looks like a Springfield XD tomorrow!
     
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    Yes... I have...
     
  6. cavman

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    the "greater than one hangun purchase per 30 days" prohibition is no longer a prohibition if the purchaser is a permit holder
     
  7. Gixerman1000

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    Yep, you sure can
     
  8. VinnyT

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    Crap, I've been waiting 30 days with all my purchases! Is there a limit per day? I was thinking of getting my fiancee a small pistol as well as a pistol for me too!
     
  9. BullfrogKen

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    FYI - More than 2 handgun purchases a month will flag your buying activity to the BATFE. Not trying to make you paranoid; just be aware.
     
  10. SouthpawShootr

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    Absolutely, you can. I've done it lots of times. Sure beats having to get VASP multiple purchase permits if you don't have a concealed carry permit.

    Far as I've been able to ascertain, no limit on how many per day as long as you have that concealed carry permit.
     
  11. Mal H

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    The 30 day question isn't even on the VA form any longer.
     
  12. countertop

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    Uh, not quite. Just a bit of the typical internet paranoia.

    Reminds me of that Kinks song.

     
  13. BullfrogKen

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    OK . . . . So I was off in the number of days. Its 5. Its not paranoia when its the law.

     
  14. Majic

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    That law only applies if you buy from the same dealer, but it means nothing as I have bought multiple guns at the same time on numerous occasions for several years and have heard nothing from the BATFE. My dealer did say once they contacted him about one of my purchases, but it was just to clarify paperwork.
     
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    No limit if you have CCW. I've done it lots of times.
     
  16. Namvet

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    Although the 30 day question is no longer on the form, I was asked by a dealer (during a recent handgun purchase) if I had purchased a handgun in the last 30 days, even though I used my CHL as secondary ID. I answered that I had not. I was put on "hold" which has never happened to me before! Later, realized that I purchased a handgun 28 days earlier. This is why I was put on hold, but the transaction did go through after about a half-hour. I guess the 30 day thing is still out there, even for CHL holders under certain circumstances.
    DRC
     
  17. SouthpawShootr

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    Something similar had happened to me. I gave my CHL as a secondary ID and informed the dealer (as I always do) that I had already bought a handgun in the last 30 days. Well, apparently with the new forms and the electronic submission page, there is a box that specifies that no previous purchase has been made in the last 30 days (don't remember the wording). Another box specifies that the purchaser had already bought a handgun in the last 30. Well, the dealer checked the wrong box and, even though my CHL is on file with VASP, I was delayed by the automatic system until a real live person could examine the "case" and contact the dealer. About 30 min later they called my dealer with the auth number and I went home with my purchase. If the dealer doesn't check the right box (or you don't tell them you have a previous purchase in the last 30) you'll get delayed. Depending upon the traffic on the VASP system at the time, you may not even notice a delay or you may twiddle you thumbs for a while. I usually clear immediately and my dealer knows this and recognized her mistake, but still had to wait until they manually examined my purchase.

    Not informing a dealer of a previous purchase within the same 30 days and answering the question as "No" on the old form technically was a felony. However, I suspect they had trouble prosecuting this one successfully (never heard of somebody being prosecuted for this, neither has my FFL). The question disappeared before the law empowering CHL holders to buy more than one was passed. An FFL told me some time ago that a second purchase attempt within 30 days by a non-CHL holder would simply bring a denial, no blue lights. So the one in 30 is still there, just modified a bit. I'll admit that, before my CHL, on more than one occasion I had real trouble remembering that I had purchased within the preceeding 30 days. Missed out on a couple of deals b/c of this. I did the multiple purchase permit one time before I got my CHL, decided it was too much hassle to attempt again.
     
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