Join Date: Jun 2010
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!
Join Date: Aug 2008
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!
Join Date: Mar 2008
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.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NW IN
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.
Join Date: Jan 2008
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.
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Goshen IN