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40 minutes ago, aztex said:

One does not need a "permit" for a firearm in Texas.

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The Department of Public Safety (DPS) administers the Handgun Licensing Program under the authority of the Texas Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter H. DPS licenses individuals to carry handguns within Texas, evaluates the eligibility of applicants through criminal history background checks, and monitors those currently licensed to ensure their continued eligibility. DPS also trains and certifies License To Carry (LTC) instructors who teach the required course to applicants.

All Original LTC applicants are required to submit fingerprints to DPS as part of the complete application. Please see  LTC Fingerprint and Photo Information.

 

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On 9/23/2020 at 11:01 PM, aztex said:

What Kirk posted is in regard to carry permit; not simple ownership of a firearm.

To buy a firearm in Texas you need only be a Texas resident. No permit required and in fact no such permit exists!

Does that apply to long guns or only to pistols?

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I believe Federal gun laws require that to purchase a handgun you must be a resident of the State where you are making the purchase but to purchase a long gun you do not, but the long gun must be shipped to a FFL in your home State where you would take possession of it. 

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36 minutes ago, Twotoes said:

I believe Federal gun laws require that to purchase a handgun you must be a resident of the State where you are making the purchase but to purchase a long gun you do not, but the long gun must be shipped to a FFL in your home State where you would take possession of it. 

Close.  

You can not take possession of a handgun or NFA items anywhere other than your state of residence.  You can purchase it out of state, in person or otherwise, and have it shipped to an FFL in your state for transfer. 

You can take possession of any long gun in any state, as long as it is legal in your state of residence, and it is done at an FFL.  

In the above cases "possession" from the standpoint of purchasing.  Borrowing or using is legal. 

https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/may-licensee-sell-firearm-nonlicensee-who-resident-another-state

https://www.atf.gov/questions-and-answers/qa/how-may-unlicensed-person-receive-firearm-their-state-they-purchased-out

https://www.atf.gov/questions-and-answers/qa/may-unlicensed-person-acquire-firearm-under-gca-any-state

https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/what-constitutes-residency-state

Here is all of the links, https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/unlicensed-persons

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On 10/6/2020 at 5:44 PM, bigjim said:

Ok Mr know it all of details, I will fess up to actually looking at  my new one and you are correct.🤗

Also, with a Texas LTC, you can open carry or concealed carry.  As you enter an area, you need to see if they have 30.06 (concealed carry) or 30.07 (open carry) signs posted restricting carry on those premises.  The state requires very specific signage be posted.  However, if a business tells you to leave with your firearm, even if is the proper signage is not posted, you are obligated to remove the firearm from the property.

Ken

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bigjim, I have never been concerned with others spelling, I have my hands full watching my own, and sentence construction.

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Staying on topic, Indiana's gun laws are now like Texas; however handgun open carry is not permitted.

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Just to add to the confusion, SD full-timers cannot legally buy a new handgun. SD requires a 30-day stay at a permanent address, NOT a State Park, mail forwarding service, etc. We're SD residents, and no go. (Of course, there is a shortage of suitable handguns and ammo now, but that's a different issue.) We're in WY right now, and talked to a retired LEO who works in a sporting goods store.We can legally buy a long gun here as long as we also buy a one-day hunting permit! I guess the State has to make some money somehow.

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50 minutes ago, kb0zke said:

Just to add to the confusion, SD full-timers cannot legally buy a new handgun. SD requires a 30-day stay at a permanent address, NOT a State Park, mail forwarding service, etc. We're SD residents, and no go. (Of course, there is a shortage of suitable handguns and ammo now, but that's a different issue.) We're in WY right now, and talked to a retired LEO who works in a sporting goods store.We can legally buy a long gun here as long as we also buy a one-day hunting permit! I guess the State has to make some money somehow.

Welp, sounds like Texas will be home base. 

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On 10/16/2020 at 6:56 PM, kb0zke said:

Just to add to the confusion, SD full-timers cannot legally buy a new handgun. SD requires a 30-day stay at a permanent address, NOT a State Park, mail forwarding service, etc. We're SD residents, and no go. (Of course, there is a shortage of suitable handguns and ammo now, but that's a different issue.) We're in WY right now, and talked to a retired LEO who works in a sporting goods store.We can legally buy a long gun here as long as we also buy a one-day hunting permit! I guess the State has to make some money somehow.

Yikes!

That crosses SD off the list!

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On 10/16/2020 at 7:56 PM, kb0zke said:

Just to add to the confusion, SD full-timers cannot legally buy a new handgun. SD requires a 30-day stay at a permanent address, NOT a State Park, mail forwarding service, etc. 

Who told you a SD resident, not otherwise prohibited by law, can not buy a handgun in SD?  I'd like to see that prohibition in writing.

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SD residents including fulltimers most certainly can buy handguns in state, I've bought 2 myself at 2 different SD shops.. It is true that some of the larger outdoor sports & gun shops choose to not sell handguns to those with PMB addresses. But other SD gun shops have no issue with the PMB address and the ATF has no policy on PMB addresses, they told me its up to the FFL shop to decide.  

The 30 day stay has nothing to do with buying a gun, it's a requirement for a SD CCW permit and its up to each county sheriff to decide what type of address is acceptable. When I did mine many years ago the Pennington County sheriff had no problem with my stay being at a local campground. If you get a SD Gold or Enhanced CCW, those include an exemption from the background check requirement.

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