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Frederick Feb 7th 2009 1:25 pm

Can I buy a gun?
 
Got my greencard ( 2 year conditional ) in December. Question is can I purchase a firearm from a store lawfully?

Thanks.

Pharrya Feb 7th 2009 1:30 pm

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 
Yes, unless you're a convicted felon, alcoholic, drug abuser, mentally unstable or under 18.

Frederick Feb 7th 2009 1:41 pm

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 

Originally Posted by Pharrya (Post 7260108)
Yes, unless you're a convicted felon, alcoholic, drug abuser, mentally unstable or under 18.

So the namecheck will be ok? Should be because I got my greencard in december?

JAJ Feb 7th 2009 3:37 pm

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 

Originally Posted by Pharrya (Post 7260108)
Yes, unless you're a convicted felon, alcoholic, drug abuser, mentally unstable or under 18.

Also as long as there is no state or local law restricting non-citizens from owning a firearm.

edwords Feb 7th 2009 4:29 pm

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 

Originally Posted by Frederick (Post 7260104)
Got my greencard ( 2 year conditional ) in December. Question is can I purchase a firearm from a store lawfully?

Thanks.

All you need to know:

http://www.handgunlaw.us/

Folinskyinla Feb 7th 2009 5:12 pm

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 

Originally Posted by Frederick (Post 7260104)
Got my greencard ( 2 year conditional ) in December. Question is can I purchase a firearm from a store lawfully?

Thanks.

Hi:

I have no idea other than to tell you this -- you violate and are convicted of ANY firearm law, you are removable. If you are still married to a US citizen, the only remedy will be to apply for new green card via a new I-130 and adjustment of status.

As you can tell, the gun laws of this country are quite convoluted.

paul1968mcr Feb 7th 2009 8:27 pm

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 
With a GC you are not excluded from owning a firearm, though there are exceptions for non-immigrants who are in possesion of a valid state hunting permit.

Learn the law, get lots of training and practice, join the NRA! You'll be fine!!

paul1968mcr Feb 7th 2009 8:34 pm

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 

Originally Posted by Frederick (Post 7260141)
So the namecheck will be ok? Should be because I got my greencard in december?

You'll be OK - The NICS check takes about 5 mins, though be aware you will be "delayed" as a non citizen, this can take up to 3 days as they have to check your status with the immigration services.

You might have to take 90 days worth (take 120) of bills proving 3 months residency, along with every other piece of ID you own Passport, Driving Licence, GC (of course) take it all.

What sort of Gun are you looking for.

Norri Feb 7th 2009 9:59 pm

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 
Probably a huge one :)

NC Penguin Feb 8th 2009 12:21 am

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 

Originally Posted by Frederick (Post 7260104)
Got my greencard ( 2 year conditional ) in December. Question is can I purchase a firearm from a store lawfully?

Thanks.

If you haven't already done so, please check your state's rules about eligibility to purchase a firearm legally.

I also hope that you've thought through the consequences of owning a firearm, regardless of whether you have children in your home or not. I speak as someone who shoots and has firearms in the home.

Tarkak9 Feb 8th 2009 1:38 am

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 

Originally Posted by Pharrya (Post 7260108)
Yes, unless you're a convicted felon, alcoholic, drug abuser, mentally unstable or under 18.

...which pretty much rules out everyone from here.

Ray Feb 8th 2009 4:36 am

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 
My advice is get your carry permit first.. can save a few problems.
There is a course held at the Tampa gun show at the show grounds
next one is 28 feb/Ist Mar... I will probably be there..

Of course you can buy privately with an ID and a non felon declaration without any checks


http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/weapons/index.html

paul1968mcr Feb 8th 2009 12:52 pm

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 

Originally Posted by Ray (Post 7262124)
My advice is get your carry permit first.. can save a few problems.
There is a course held at the Tampa gun show at the show grounds
next one is 28 feb/Ist Mar... I will probably be there..

Of course you can buy privately with an ID and a non felon declaration without any checks

http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/weapons/index.html

Brady Bunch love that bit!

Frederick Feb 8th 2009 1:52 pm

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 

Originally Posted by Norri (Post 7261332)
Probably a huge one :)

Funny you should say that. I bought a Walther p22 last week from private seller, so pretty small ;) But it shoots so well :)

Norri Feb 8th 2009 3:35 pm

Re: Can I buy a gun?
 
So what was the purpose of your question?

Do you want to get a permit for your illegal gun or do you just want to buy a bigger one legally?


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