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Old Feb 7th 2009, 1:25 pm
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Got my greencard ( 2 year conditional ) in December. Question is can I purchase a firearm from a store lawfully?

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Old Feb 7th 2009, 1:30 pm
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Default Re: Can I buy a gun?

Yes, unless you're a convicted felon, alcoholic, drug abuser, mentally unstable or under 18.
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Old Feb 7th 2009, 1:41 pm
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Default Re: Can I buy a gun?

Originally Posted by Pharrya View Post
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?
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Originally Posted by Pharrya View Post
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.
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Default Re: Can I buy a gun?

Originally Posted by Frederick View Post
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/
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Default Re: Can I buy a gun?

Originally Posted by Frederick View Post
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.
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Old Feb 7th 2009, 8:27 pm
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Default 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!!
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Default Re: Can I buy a gun?

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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.
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Probably a huge one
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Default Re: Can I buy a gun?

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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.
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Originally Posted by Pharrya View Post
Yes, unless you're a convicted felon, alcoholic, drug abuser, mentally unstable or under 18.
...which pretty much rules out everyone from here.
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Old Feb 8th 2009, 4:36 am
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Default 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
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Default Re: Can I buy a gun?

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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
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Old Feb 8th 2009, 1:52 pm
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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
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Default 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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