Taken from the DOJ's webiste:
So if my C&R license, which is issued by the ATF (aka the government), has my full name and address as it is on my drivers license and as it is on my DROS form, then why can I not use it as a second form of residency when purchasing a handgun? Maybe Turner's is just wrong, but they wouldn't accept it when I tried to use it.
I would think you could. Why don't you write the DOJ and ask them since they would be the determining authority.
I don't know why they don't mention it on the website but it has to have a "term" as they told me aka an expiration date. Does a C&R have one?
To give you an idea of what's it like, at first glance it looks just like a normal FFL license except it says "Collector of Curios and Relics" in bold across the center. To give you an idea of the information these are some of the important points on it:
Letterhead with ATF seal:
"Department of the Treasury
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
License (18 U.S.C. Chapter 44)"
Direct ATF Correspondance:
"Chief, National Licensing Center
2600 Century PKWY NE STE 110
Atlanta, GA 30345-3104"
[unqiue to each license]
November 1, 2008
[my FULL name]
[my address as on my drivers license]
Type of License:
"Collector of Curios and Relics" [the bold part mentioned earlier]
Chief, National Licensing Center:
[place to sign the copied license]
Licensee Mail Address:
[Both my FULL name and address as on my drivers license]
As you can see, it meets all of the requirments on the DOJ's webpage, but the guy who I have talked to before and knows what he is talking about when it comes to guns told me they weren't allowed. I wasn't sure if there was some exception for them like passports so I didn't argue and just used something else, but I have yet to see anything to say I can't use my C&R in all the time I have been looking since then. I was getting ready to purchase another handgun and I just wanted to know why I coulnd't use my C&R to do it.
Maybe I will just write the DOJ and take their response in with me. If anyone has a photocopy of a letter it would save me time, or if they knew why I can't use it please let me know.