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Posted: 12/7/2001 11:20:46 AM EDT
I think that I have an interesting question. I used to live in GA and have a GA concealed carry permit. I got it mainly so that I could purchase guns without having to pay $5 for the background check. I now live in FL and have established residency there with a FL driver's license. I am planning to go back to GA in a couple of weeks to purchase a rifle or two. Question- Can I still use my GA carry permit to purchase the rifles without having to go through the background check? Can I even purchase a rifle in GA now that I am a FL resident? Thank you for your help. A
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 1:42:21 PM EDT
No. you have to be a resident of GA to buy a firearm in this state. If you still need to by here, Do what we do, bring someone who is a resident have them do the purchase and sign it over to you in the parking lot.
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 1:43:33 PM EDT
That's even if you pay the $5.
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 3:41:34 AM EDT
Oh no! Is this a GA law? I read in some of the other posts that say that you can purchase rifles out of state. Darn! A
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 6:12:29 AM EDT
I was able to find the answer to my question at the GA department of state website. The relevant state codes are 10-1-100 and 10-1-101 10-1-100. Residents of the State of Georgia may purchase rifles and shotguns in any state contiguous to the State of Georgia, provided such residents conform to applicable provisions of statutes and regulations of the United States, of the State of Georgia, and of the contiguous state in which the purchase is made. 10-1-101. Residents of any state contiguous to the State of Georgia may purchase rifles and shotguns in the State of Georgia, provided such residents conform to applicable provisions of statutes and regulations of the United States, of the State of Georgia, and of the contiguous state in which such persons reside. It looks like I am set as far as rifles and shotguns go. Still have not found any info on using my old carry permit to escape the background check though. Thanks, A
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 9:14:33 AM EDT
Kittens, Can you say "Strawman?" How about straw or strawman purchase? It is a felony do so what you described.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 9:34:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 9:42:10 AM EDT
Isn't a private transfer to a resident of another state illegal. I would check it out. But, you should be able to buy a Longgun (No Handguns) in GA as a FL Resident. Go ahead and use your GA CCW. Only problem I can see is your DL vs. your CCW Address. If someone else owns your GA place I would advise against it. If you or family still own it go ahead. If you bring a family member with a GA CCW, then do not transfer it in the Parking Lot. Take it to their house, stay a few days, and just happen to take it with you when you head home. Or they can come down to your place and accidently forget their gun.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:31:11 AM EDT
About the GA carry permit, I read the GA Codes and it states that they (the dealer) must look at a photo-id when they accept the carry permit. I wonder if a passport will be acceptable. I guess I'll find out this weekend since I will be going to the Eastman show in Norcross. A
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