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Buying a pistol in Idaho
« on: July 07, 2020, 09:35:20 PM »
Got a pile of cabelas gift cards and want to buy a pistol. Living in Spokane, the post falls cabelas is the closest by far. Anyone done this? I believe it will have to be transferred to a dealer in WA, yes? Do they have a preferred dealer they work with?

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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2020, 08:35:01 PM »
I think it’s pretty simple, theyll just send it to an ffl in Washington. I’d bet they have one or two they work with.

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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2020, 08:46:09 PM »
I see increased costs.

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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2020, 09:18:04 AM »
I see increased costs.

I don’t see a way around Washington’s extra fees.

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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2020, 09:21:28 AM »
Got a pile of cabelas gift cards and want to buy a pistol. Living in Spokane, the post falls cabelas is the closest by far. Anyone done this? I believe it will have to be transferred to a dealer in WA, yes? Do they have a preferred dealer they work with?

A guy at the gun counter in Post Falls claimed they were setting up an FFL right close on the WA side.  Don't know if that's true  :dunno:

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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2020, 09:33:38 AM »
I bought one in that cabelas a few years ago with points. I think i had to pay $20 transfer at the wa ffl, but i cant remember where i paid tax.

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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2020, 10:34:13 AM »
I see increased costs.

I don’t see a way around Washington’s extra fees.

The extra fees I see are a transfer fee from Idaho store to some place in WA and a transaction fee for processing in WA.

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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2020, 10:42:05 AM »
I don't understand the law requiring that a gun purchased in Idaho by a WA resident must be sent to an FFL in WA. Does the State of Washington own its citizens? Why does it matter where an American buys a gun in the US?

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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2020, 10:46:31 AM »
I don't understand the law requiring that a gun purchased in Idaho by a WA resident must be sent to an FFL in WA. Does the State of Washington own its citizens? Why does it matter where an American buys a gun in the US?

It's not a WA law, it's federal.

From the ATF:

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Generally, for a person to lawfully
transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person who resides out of State, the firearm must be shipped to a
Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) within the recipient’s State of residence. He or she may then
receive the firearm from the FFL upon completion of an ATF Form 4473 and a NICS background
check. More information can be obtained on the ATF website at www.atf.gov and
http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/unlicensed-persons.html

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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2020, 10:48:23 AM »
I don't understand the law requiring that a gun purchased in Idaho by a WA resident must be sent to an FFL in WA. Does the State of Washington own its citizens? Why does it matter where an American buys a gun in the US?

It's not a WA law, it's federal.

From the ATF:

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Generally, for a person to lawfully
transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person who resides out of State, the firearm must be shipped to a
Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) within the recipient’s State of residence. He or she may then
receive the firearm from the FFL upon completion of an ATF Form 4473 and a NICS background
check. More information can be obtained on the ATF website at www.atf.gov and
http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/unlicensed-persons.html

Ah roger that. Thanks for clarifying. This law makes even less sense to me now since the background check is federal  :dunno:

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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2020, 11:52:38 AM »
I dont know if they will charge to do a transfer but you will probably have a transfer or shipping charge from them. A transfer fee from the ffl doing your paperwork and dont forget tax coming into washington.
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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2020, 12:09:41 PM »
Even with the transfer fees and everything, still cheaper than driving twice to the closest Washington Cabela’s, win this one is so close.

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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2020, 12:15:09 PM »
I think you will find that you can't do the buy in Idaho.  WA state dealers can only sell to state residents and I would bet the rules are reciprocal which would mean that Idaho dealers can only sell to Idaho residents.

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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2020, 12:51:27 PM »
I think that’s a national thing. You can’t legally buy a handgun in any state you are not a resident of. It has to be shipped to an ffl in your home state.

Long guns are generally not a problem to buy out of state, except for the headaches caused by 1639.
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Re: Buying a pistol in Idaho
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2020, 01:15:22 PM »
I think you will find that you can't do the buy in Idaho.  WA state dealers can only sell to state residents and I would bet the rules are reciprocal which would mean that Idaho dealers can only sell to Idaho residents.

It just Hass to be shipped to a Washington FFL. You can buy pistols online from any state as long as they’re shipped to an in-state FFL

 


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