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    Buying a handgun

    Hey there everyone, I have a question about buying a handgun in Indiana. When I went to the local Gander Mountain to buy a Smith & Wesson 9mm, the lady behind the counter looked at my driver's licence and told me that I had to be an Indiana resident to purchase a handgun. I'm from central PA and since I've never bought a gun before, this was news to me. Does anyone know what to do about this? Do I need to change my state of residence just to buy a handgun? Thanks!

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    Yes you need to change your residence, and get a Indiana DL. You can not purchase handguns with an out of state license.

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    An FFL can sell a long arm to residents of the state or an adjacent state.
    An FFL can sell a handgun directly to residents of that state.
    However, Gander can also sell it to you and ship it to an FFL in your home state for pickup (i.e. you wouldn't actually get possession of the gun until you get home).
    Whether they will actually do that or not depends on their store policy. People buy handguns from out-of-state FFLs all the time.

    I think that's how it works. Someone will correct me or put a finer point on it if needed. This is INGO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Patriot View Post
    You can not purchase handguns with an out of state license.
    Of course you can. You just can't take it home with you. Handgun purchases across state lines have to be transferred through an FFL in your home state. Gander can sell it to you, but they'd have to ship it to a gun store in your state where you would go to pick it up. They likely just don't want to do it.



    What Rights have you agreed to compromise away today? What did you get in return? Nothing? So, you didn't compromise, you just gave them away. FOR NOTHING. Do you place such little value on your Rights that you'll sell them for NOTHING?!

    I'm going to demand that you give me your house and your car. When you refuse, I will order you to give me just your car, and then I will say "See? I compromised! I only took your car!" Allowing you to keep your own house and only taking your car is not a compromise.

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    And the entire address (street, city, and state) you put on the form has to match the address you have on your DL. So when you buy a house and forget to change your license and go to buy some new toys with your new home buyer monies, you'll have to put the gun on hold while you go to the BMV.

    I mean, so I've heard. Totally didn't happen to me or anything.

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    For them to sell it to you, you would need a copy of your transfer dealer's FFL for them to ship the pistol to.

    Again, without an FFL, or knowing Gander regardless, store policy might be not to sell it to you.

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    GM will ship the gun to another GM in your home state and you pick it up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spamman1368 View Post
    Hey there everyone, I have a question about buying a handgun in Indiana. When I went to the local Gander Mountain to buy a Smith & Wesson 9mm, the lady behind the counter looked at my driver's licence and told me that I had to be an Indiana resident to purchase a handgun. I'm from central PA and since I've never bought a gun before, this was news to me. Does anyone know what to do about this? Do I need to change my state of residence just to buy a handgun? Thanks!
    Are you living here or not? If you don't want to change your residence to Indiana, I guess you could go to PA to buy a handgun.

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