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Posted: 9/5/2004 4:10:58 PM EDT
I'd love to go buy a rifle or two from ORF in Ohio, but I have a bit of a problem.

You see, I'm a resident of Maine.

However, I go to college in New York.

Someone told me that going to college in another state counted as a place of residence.

I also heard it was legal to buy a long-arm out of state if you lived in a state next to the state you're buying in.

Now assuming I know my geography, could I legally take a drive out to ORF and buy something?

Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:17:11 PM EDT
I think you have to show your drivers license.

But no matter - just have the rifle shipped to a FFL dealer in Maine and do the transfer next time you go home.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:20:30 PM EDT
Usually its the drivers license.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:24:58 PM EDT
Crap, my DL is for Maine. But I do have a college ID that has a street address and everything for NY....
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:02:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2004 6:02:49 PM EDT by scromer]
Oh you mean you want to buy it and take it with you............I don't know about that.

I know I can buy a long gun in North Carolina (an adjacent state), but I still have to show my drivers license. I wouldn't want to try it with just a college ID. I don't think ORF would go for it anyway.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:08:58 PM EDT
Yeah, I figured as much....thought I'd check though...hinking.gif
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 7:06:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 7:06:58 PM EDT
Get an NY state ID if they have one. Should look similar just like a DL.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 4:34:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 4:36:32 AM EDT by coltshorty14]
Contrary to popular belief.. Your State of residence DOES NOT have to touch the state you are buying a gun in..

The only thing that matters is that the purchase is legal in your state.. So if you can own AKs in Maine, you can buy them in Arizona if you like..

The only thing you can't buy out of state is handguns..

Besides New york does not touch Ohio...
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 4:40:55 AM EDT
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