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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/13/2002 5:14:06 PM EST
Does anyone know if a LE/Gov't restricted weapon can be LEO to LEO transfered out of state or does it need dept letter head. I know that an in-state transfer is no big deal but not sure if all you need for the state to state is the FFL. thanks
Link Posted: 7/13/2002 5:53:46 PM EST
Technically, any LE Restricted Item requires department letterhead to transfer, be it in state or not. If the out of state buyer has a FFL who is willing to give it to him without letterhead, that is his buisness. As long as you ship to to a Federal Firearms Licensee, you are within the law. The transfer then becomes the FFL dealers problem.
Link Posted: 7/13/2002 7:18:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By McUZI: Technically, any LE Restricted Item requires department letterhead to transfer, be it in state or not.
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What's your source on that? Why can't LEOs transfer LEO items to other LEOs in the same state? Out of state has to ship to an FFL, but what about shipping directly from Dept to Dept?
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 5:23:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/15/2002 5:24:26 AM EST by McUZI]
Why can't LEOs transfer LEO items to other LEOs in the same state?
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Example... Some departments will only allow officers to purchase post ban full cap mags for duty weapons. A friend of mine is an officer who would love to get some $19 mags for his Glock 20, but since it isn't a duty weapon, or approved for off duty carry, he can't get letterhead. Some departments would assume close down than allow their officers to carry AR15's on duty... The principle behind the Crime Bill was that certain items which Bill Clinton deemed dangerous be restricted to official police use. It was in no way meant to give carte blanche to get whatever you want just because you so happen to be a cop.
Out of state has to ship to an FFL, but what about shipping directly from Dept to Dept?
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That is legal, since departments are permitted under federal law to receive firearms. But, you couldn't ship it directly to the guys out of state house just because he so happens to be a cop and you are too. The 1968 Gun Control Act applies equally to everyone. Here's the law...
Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for a person to transfer or possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device. (2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the possession or transfer of any large capacity ammunition feeding device otherwise lawfully possessed on or before the date of the enactment of this subsection.
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So far, so good...
3) This subsection shall not apply to-- (A) the manufacture for, transfer to, or possession by the United States or a department or agency of the United States or a State or a department, agency, or political subdivision of a State, or a transfer to or possession by a law enforcement officer employed by such an entity...
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So far, the law says that you can transfer them freeley amongst each other... But, here's the catch...
...for purposes of law enforcement (whether on or off duty);
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So, your mags, or otherwise restricted post ban items can only be transfered if they are for use in an official capacity... And that's where letterhead giving department approval comes in.
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