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    Required Documentation Handgun purchase

    Do you need a state ID or is a CCW enough?

    I ask because, I have yet to switch to a ME license, however, my permit will be issued soon, can I use that?

    I know I've had some newb questions lately

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    Re: Required Documentation Handgun purchase

    Ok....for some reason I can't edit. And at risk of this being locked, anyone know why Maine gun shops are so responsive with "THAT'S ILLEGAL" when asking about selling a long gun to a non-resident? I know KTP does but that's 3.5hrs away.

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    Are you officially a Maine resident? Are you registered to vote here? How are you getting a Maine CCW without a Maine driver's license? I'd say it's going to be dealer to dealer. A dealer can refuse business if he thinks it's suspect. It takes like 10 minutes to get a Maine ID if you're a Maine resident... Just do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPOProds View Post
    Do you need a state ID or is a CCW enough?

    I ask because, I have yet to switch to a ME license, however, my permit will be issued soon, can I use that?

    I know I've had some newb questions lately
    There is no requirement on a ffl to inspect any documents other than the 4473 ATF form and information contained within it.

    Now it IS not proper for a ffl to sell an outta state resident a gun (I think this law is goofy but it is what it is)...to sell to an outta state person, the ffl needs to transfer the gun to a ffl in your state and he does the actual transfer.

    Most flls do require IDs to insure the information on the 4473 is complete/accurate...that's up to them.
    Last edited by davidmcbeth; 11-06-2012 at 03:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    There is no requirement on a ffl to inspect any documents other than the 4473 ATF form and information contained within it.

    Now it IS not proper for a ffl to sell an outta state resident a gun (I think this law is goofy but it is what it is)...to sell to an outta state person, the ffl needs to transfer the gun to a ffl in your state and he does the actual transfer.

    Most flls do require IDs to insure the information on the 4473 is complete/accurate...that's up to them.
    Federal law says only handguns require an FFL in the Buyer's and seller's state. Long guns only require an FFL in the SELLER'S state. Some states do expand the requirement and prohibit long gun sales to out of state residents. Maine does not have such a requirement. Therefore it's perfectly legal to sell an out of state resident a long gun. The 4473 form does require an ID and that part of the form must be completed by the seller. So yes, the seller must inspect an ID...

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    Re: Required Documentation Handgun purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by boyscout399 View Post
    Are you officially a Maine resident? Are you registered to vote here? How are you getting a Maine CCW without a Maine driver's license? I'd say it's going to be dealer to dealer. A dealer can refuse business if he thinks it's suspect. It takes like 10 minutes to get a Maine ID if you're a Maine resident... Just do it.
    Yes, I'm a Maine resident. No, I don't have a state ID. Statute does not require a state ID for a permit. Issuing authority took my application with no problem. Couple pieces of mail to show proof of residency and my old license. No fingerprints, no passport photos. I did have to give my NRA certificate as I could not get them to let me personally "demonstrate" per statute.

    Quote Originally Posted by boyscout399 View Post
    Federal law says only handguns require an FFL in the Buyer's and seller's state. Long guns only require an FFL in the SELLER'S state. Some states do expand the requirement and prohibit long gun sales to out of state residents. Maine does not have such a requirement. Therefore it's perfectly legal to sell an out of state resident a long gun. The 4473 form does require an ID and that part of the form must be completed by the seller. So yes, the seller must inspect an ID...
    Thanks boyscout. And you best me to the punch with long guns. Kerry Trading Post will sell long guns to non residents

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