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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle171 View Post
    I am brand new to this forum, I joined because I specifically wanted to ask this question. I am a Connecticut resident however I currently live in Florida more most of the year. I am staying a ct resident for now for specific reasons I would rather not go into... Anyway I know I cannot buy a handgun legally in Florida as a non-res; however is it legal for me to buy in another state and bring to Florida to keep there as a CT res (if I have a FL and CT pistol permit)?
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    Is it legal for a private sale to sell a pistol in FL to a non res?
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    Another question I have is I would like to buy an AR style rifle to have in florida, ar style rifles are illegal in CT(we have something that is called the ct other...kinda an AR). As a CT resident can I legally buy a AR style rifle to keep at my place in FL?
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    This gun would never see CT. I am just wondering if me as a CT res can have a gun in FL that would be illegal in CT?
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    I know this might be an odd sanaro and as much as I despise many of the gun laws I wish to follow so I don't get in trouble.
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    Here is a way to answer your question. You need to apply for a Florida non-resident concealed carry permit. If you can legal own the weapon in CT, then there is no reason or Florida law that would prevent you from putting it in a locked container in your trunk and bringing it to Florida and keeping it in your residence. There are some states that you would pass through (New York, New Jersey, Maryland) that could and have taken issue with that.
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    Get your FL Non-resident CWFL and go buy a gun
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    If he was up to no good, why would he be concerned about the laws? Somethings weird. But, he's out of the building, so I guess we'll never know.
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    The vast majority of the information in most of the previous responses are erroneous due to false assumptions.

    Many people today have multiple residences, and as such even the BATF recognizes and addresses this multiple times and locations on their website.

    Yes ..... WHILE owning a residence in Florida and as an ACTIVE resident of the state of FLORIDA you may purchase firearms. It is perfectly legal to purchase, secure and keep such firearms at your Florida residence that would be illegal to purchase and secure while residing under another states draconian unconstitutional statues.
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    Thanks, some of this info is good! I guess a better way to phrase my initial question would have been for references to laws. For anyone who still thinks I am a criminal for frequently going to a different state that I live in; I am not sure this will pass your interrogation ... I own legal guns in ct and would have no issue passing any background checks anywhere, I am not a criminal and don't plan on being one. I am not sure why the first assumption was that I was doing something suspicious since I am clearly trying not to violate any laws. I was not aware of the issues with previous posts from users, I guess this is not the appropriate place to ask questions like this.

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    Now you’re getting it. This is a great place to discuss guns, political views, technologies of the past present and future and gain guidance on where to find out about things that could be legal or not. We are not lawyers. Please come here often and enjoy the world we share. Most everyone here is very willing to help with a few of us being pretty darn good experts of some amazing things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle171 View Post
    Thanks, some of this info is good! I guess a better way to phrase my initial question would have been for references to laws. For anyone who still thinks I am a criminal for frequently going to a different state that I live in; I am not sure this will pass your interrogation ... I own legal guns in ct and would have no issue passing any background checks anywhere, I am not a criminal and don't plan on being one. I am not sure why the first assumption was that I was doing something suspicious since I am clearly trying not to violate any laws. I was not aware of the issues with previous posts from users, I guess this is not the appropriate place to ask questions like this.
    There are literally millions of folks like you who snowbird here and get their non-resident CWFL. If you have a FL residence, when you are here, BATF considers you a FL resident. You can keep your guns here that you bring from CT as well.
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    [QUOTE=kyle171;1755132]I was not aware of the issues with previous posts from users, I guess this is not the appropriate place to ask questions like this.[/QUOTE

    I'm not an expert on anything, that said, you are correct. Sure, you can ask anything but remember when it comes to legal issues as with yours, it's best to seek legal from legal. There are some here that know the answer, but most will be opinion (good opinion, nut still opinion).....you need solid legal answers.

    Welcome to the forum, we'd love for ya to stick around. As you can see, we are open and honest......and many are extremely smart.

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    A bit late but to clear up, for future readers or the OP if he's still interested, it is not legal for you to buy a handgun in Florida. Handguns can only be purchased in your home state. You can buy a long gun in any state as long as the state laws also allow it. Recent policy (not law) by the FBI, requires that the address on your 4473 must match the address on your ID.

    On the other hand,[Only registered and activated users can see links. ], if you're a resident of both states you can buy guns in either state - as long as it is in the period of your actual residency in that state. There are several ID options listed in the thread but I'd look into getting a state ID in the second state rather than a second driver's license.

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