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Old December 26th, 2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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Buying guns in VA but living in MD

Since it seems the gun laws in VA are much better than MD. I had a few questions.

1. Can an MD resident purchase guns in VA?
2. Is there a waiting period/background check?
3. Is there a limit on number of guns?

Keep in mind the purchase would be made by an MD resident.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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Since it seems the gun laws in VA are much better than MD. I had a few questions.

1. Can an MD resident purchase guns in VA?
2. Is there a waiting period/background check?
3. Is there a limit on number of guns?

Keep in mind the purchase would be made by an MD resident.
You can buy long guns in Virginia. You are not allowed by Federal Law to purchase guns in Virginia unless you are carrying a Virginia driver's license. Then you could buy handguns there. No waiting period in Virginia and they do instant check. You are allowed one handgun purchase per month unless youhave a CHP and then you can get as many as you like. Virginia is much better than Maryland as Maryland is a Communist Country.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 03:45 PM   #3
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You can buy long guns in Virginia. You are not allowed by Federal Law to purchase guns in Virginia unless you are carrying a Virginia driver's license. Then you could buy handguns there. No waiting period in Virginia and they do instant check. You are allowed one handgun purchase per month unless youhave a CHP and then you can get as many as you like. Virginia is much better than Maryland as Maryland is a Communist Country.
Virginia is much better than Maryland as Maryland is a Communist Country. Except for driving laws, you are correct!
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 03:54 PM   #4
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Regulated firearms = No
Non-regulated firearms = Yes

If there is a regulated firearm that you want to buy from a VA dealer, it must be shipped to a MD FFL.


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Old January 2nd, 2009, 06:16 PM   #5
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Regulated firearms = No
Non-regulated firearms = Yes

If there is a regulated firearm that you want to buy from a VA dealer, it must be shipped to a MD FFL.
Just to add, you can ONLY buy an unregulated long gun from a VA FFL. You cannot buy any firearm that is not an antique from a VA resident without an FFL getting involved.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 07:36 PM   #6
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Virginia is much better than Maryland as Maryland is a Communist Country. Except for driving laws, you are correct!
I'm not arguing that VA oesn't have some pretty messed up traffic laws, but Maryland is FAR from perfect in that category. I am a native Marylander. i never realized how bad it is here until I moved to NH for 5 years and then moved back. The very first thing to begin to grate on my nerves was the DMV... don't even get me started.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 07:48 PM   #7
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You should buy in the state in which you have a driver's license.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 08:39 PM   #8
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You should buy in the state in which you have a driver's license.
YOu can have a residence in more than one state.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #9
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True, I have residences in PA and MD. For tax purposes I use MD, but for drivers licenses and such, I use PA.


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Old January 25th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #10
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YOu can have a residence in more than one state.
Please expand your thought, I have a residence in PA, and here in MD?

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True, I have residences in PA and MD. For tax purposes I use MD, but for drivers licenses and such, I use PA.
This only works if you are military, otherwise the MSP will check back with you in 30 days after they pull you over for an equipment violation.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #11
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can you buy HBAR AR's in VA ?


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Old January 25th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #12
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Glad i found this thread, since i work in Va everyday, i have considered looking for a sks up there since i haven't had much luck locally.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #13
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I buy all of my non-regulated firearms in Virginia. Just picked one up over this weekend.

I disagree I should buy the gun in the state where I have my driver's license. I used to live in VA and have a good relationship with my FFL there so I continue to bring them my business.

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Old January 25th, 2009, 09:05 PM   #14
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YOu can have a residence in more than one state.
You have to have two forms of id from the state of residence. This is normally a driver's license and a second id.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 12:11 AM   #15
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Please expand your thought, I have a residence in PA, and here in MD?
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State of residence. The State in which
an individual resides. An individual resides
in a State if he or she is present in a State
with the intention of making a home in that
State. If an individual is on active duty as a
member of the Armed Forces, the individual's
State of residence is the State in
which his or her permanent duty station is
located. An alien who is legally in the
United States shall be considered to be a
resident of a State only if the alien is residing
in the State and has resided in the
State for a period of at least 90 days prior
to the date of sale or delivery of a firearm.
The following are examples that illustrate
this definition:

Example 1. A maintains a home in
State X. A travels to State Y on a hunting,
fishing, business, or other type of trip. A
does not become a resident of State Y by
reason of such trip.

Example 2. A is a U.S. citizen and
maintains a home in State X and a home
in State Y. A resides in State X except for
weekends or the summer months of the
year and in State Y for the weekends or
the summer months of the year. During
the time that A actually resides in State X,
A is a resident of State X, and during the
time that A actually resides in State Y, A is
a resident of State Y.
http://www.atf.gov/pub/fire-explo_pu...fr_part478.pdf

When you are residing at your PA residence, you are a PA resident for firearm purchases as far as the ATF is concerned. PA's interpretation may differ, but if you can prove you are a PA resident and you are residing in PA at the time of purchase, then the ATF are not the ones that would care if anyone would as I see it.

If you go to stay at your residence in PA for a weekend, you can buy a gun as a PA resident.
If you come back to MD to reside in your MD residence the following Monday, you can bring the firearm with you that you bought as a PA resident even though you are now a MD resident.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 12:17 AM   #16
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You have to have two forms of id from the state of residence. This is normally a driver's license and a second id.
You just need one picture ID and proof of residency (I forget how the Amish buy guns).

In some states you can get a state ID without getting the license. It is possible to have more than one state ID.
Also, your passport does not have an address. If you can show residency with the passport to show who you are like a lease agreement or utility bills, then you should be good to go.
Since the ATF says you are a resident of the state you plan on maintaining a residence in and while you are residing there, you would not be lying on the 4473 even though you had another state's ID.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 07:13 AM   #17
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novus....that's the answer I was looking for. I have family in Virginia...so hey...maybe I'll be "residing with them" for a while.


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Old January 26th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #18
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novus....that's the answer I was looking for. I have family in Virginia...so hey...maybe I'll be "residing with them" for a while.
You need to be maintaining a residence there, so a lease agreement for a room at their place, or some kind of other proof you maintain a residence there may be a good idea. Maybe a cable TV or phone bill in your name?
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Old April 16th, 2009, 07:31 AM   #19
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I'd like to hear from people that are part-time residents - ones owning a house and property in the state- and what there experiences are regarding gun sales/shows.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #20
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What if I have a Florida driver's license, am registered to vote in FL and use that state as my legal residence, but i live in MD because I am military and that is where I am stationed, can I buy an AR15 lower receiver in VA? I don't want to beat around the bush or start a new thread so I figured I would just come out and ask.
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