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    Default Can I have a gun in florida as a non-resident

    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)? Is it legal for a private sale to sell a pistol in FL to a non res? 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? 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? 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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    I'm not saying this as an expert, but from what I've seen, if you can buy it in your home state, and it is legal to use and have in the other state you should be good. Again, I AM NOT A LEGAL EXPERT, NOR US THIS PROFFESIONAL ADVICE. Please consult your local laws to verify

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    a resident of one State can not directly transfer a handgun to a resident of a different State......federal law

    transfer must be thru an ffl of the resident State of the buyer
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    I don't know what you are trying to do and why since you don't want to give out enough info. No you cannot legally do what I think you are trying to do.

    You can only buy a handgun legally in your home state. So why do you ask if you can buy it in another state and take it to FL. It looks like you are doing or trying to do strange things my best advice is go elsewhere for the advice you seek.
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    I'm not sure what Florida law requirements are for residency, but here in North Carolina, if you live in the state for 30 days, you are legally a resident. If you live in Florida and get bills through the US Mail to an address in Florida, you are probably already a legal resident of Florida. So you could go to the Florida DMV, get a Florida driver's license and then legally go to your LGS and purchase a firearm.

    Another excellent reason for making Florida your home state is, Florida has no state income tax. So moving your residency to Florida now (before the end of the year), could save you $$$$ on your 2019 tax returns. You might save enough on taxes, to pay for a new firearm. Just saying.
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    I agree with fixitfred. Something sounds very "hinky" here to me. Generally, if that the case, it shouldn't be done.
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    Something smells fishy...........

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    As I understand it, if you buy a handgun legally, you can transport to any other state where that handgun is not specifically banned. Check your local laws.

    As I understand it, you can buy a rifle in any state where it isn't banned and transport it to any other state that isn't banned.

    If you get into a legal situation, you're likely to have issues proving your state of residency. If you spend more than half your time in a state, that is your state of legal residency.

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    Hmmm this kinda reminds me of the young lady from Fla. Well we all know how that turned out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coalcracker View Post
    Hmmm this kinda reminds me of the young lady from Fla. Well we all know how that turned out.
    I was thinking that too, but you never know what's legit or not.

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