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3 years 11 weeks ago, 12:24 PM

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No, this is not about the current and important issue of 'concealed weapon' rights... It's about what is practically required in the USA to have the right to buy a rifle?

"An ID" you say. Fine, but what actually constitutes "an ID"?

As some of you may have guessed, I'm an Aussie living in Germany, but my wife's family own a home in Florida where Claudia and I spend more time than the rest of the clan put together. And I'm a member of a Pentagon Society, a long servicing member of good standing, as it happens... But I don't have a US driving license. And I don't have a criminal record, which was an issue from one GunsLot bloke earlier this year.

My new T/C from my FFL will in fact my friend's rifle, which is really dumb the more I think 'bout it. And will I be able to drive to Texas with it in the trunk? Probably not. Will I be able to shoot with an outfitter who is not a personal friend? Probably not.

Here's an idea. What 'bout if I rock up to the driving license bureau and ask to have a driving test? Or what if I get the family's landline changed into my name then I will have a utility bill but will that be okay?

A free 'party tin' of Bavarian beer to the man or gal who has the easiest legal solution!!!

3 years 11 weeks ago, 1:03 PM

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So your technically a US citizen? then just go and take the driving test. you dont need permits to buy a rifle, and only need to be 21 to buy a pistol, no training required or license......you will need a proof of identity, be it a green card or Drivers license, even just an ID card, the orange labeled license. I live in FL too. you should be good to go to buy a gun. As far as driving with one in your trunk you should be fine from FL to Texas, I dont know of any laws against it, keep the ammo away from the rifle/pistol and youll be ok.

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3 years 11 weeks ago, 12:15 AM

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US citizen, nope

And there's the problem... I'm an Australian citizen. What now?!
You anywhere near West Palm Beach?

3 years 11 weeks ago, 9:56 AM

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Bushboy

As long as your legal, you should not have a problem with purchasing a pistol for the range. You will have to jump through some hoops, but you can own one once you meet all ATF and State requirements. Florida had a new law go into effect which makes it against the law for any local government from placing erroneous restriction compounding the hoops you have to jump through.

So, as long as you meet the BATF requirements (hold a valid hunting license in a US State) you can actually buy pretty much what you like. Carry concealed? not without more hoops and that isn't a for sure thing. The hunting license is though....

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 11 weeks ago, 10:01 AM

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How's things? You doing alright?

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3 years 11 weeks ago, 10:15 AM

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things are going ok for the most part.

I've been getting blood work done today and have to run over to tampa to Life Link for a couple of tests...

Other than that, ok fine...

Hope all is well with you and yours also, everyone else on the site too...

I have to take off or I am going to get stuck in the first traffic rush... bleh...

too many damn people here

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 11 weeks ago, 10:52 AM

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Take care, ISD

Good luck to you.

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3 years 11 weeks ago, 12:54 PM

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hope all gose well for you lots of rain right now for your drive I danced for 2 hours trying to get it to rain October 2 gun shows here..................TY

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3 years 11 weeks ago, 2:11 PM

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Dance for Texas, too! We need it. Enjoy the gun shows.

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3 years 11 weeks ago, 3:24 PM

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I have to be there so get me a plane tic and we go hunting fishing and make it rain oh might flood too................TY

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3 years 11 weeks ago, 6:14 AM

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Whoever it is that's doin' all this dancin' here in southern Bavaria STOP IT! We want more summer...

3 years 11 weeks ago, 1:24 AM

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check out

www.nra-ila.com for gun laws in Florida

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3 years 11 weeks ago, 9:16 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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I think you can get a valid drivers license if you're in the country legally.
You'd have to bring your I-551, passport, state D/L and prove 90 days of residency up to the day of your purchase. That might cause 3 days of delays as they check everything out.
I think there are differing restrictions based on your residence status. If you are in with just a visa/passport, you might not be able to buy a handgun. If you have a non-permanent resident (green card), you can have handguns. This site looks like it has more info:

http://www.vrolyk.org/guns/alien-laws.html

And LBC's link to the NRA should have the definitive answer.

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