Skip to comments.MILLER: Getting a gun in Virginia(DC)
Posted on 01/14/2012 6:02:08 PM PST by marktwain
I walked into my editors office on Monday, a few minutes before our weekly staff meeting at 11 a.m. He was working on his computer. Whatcha doin? I asked.
Buying a gun. Hes a man of few words, so I couldnt tell if he was joking or not.
Yes. Im doing it before the meeting. Look at this, he said, pointing at his screen. I peered over his shoulder at the website called Gallery of Guns. You just put the gun you want in this box and it pulls up all the options. He selected a Kahr PM9.
Why are you getting another Kahr? I asked, knowing he already has the Kahr K40 (which Im holding in the photo above).
Ive had that one since 1997 and want a smaller one for carry. This one weighs half as much. And Im keeping the same brand for consistency, he explained. Now I just type in my name, address and credit card number to order it.
Dont you have to put in your concealed carry permit number? I asked.
Nope. The most annoying thing is remembering my password for the website, he said. He entered his zip code and got a list of gun stores. Just pick the one nearest to me and pick it up. Thats it.
Thats it? No tests? No registration? No waiting? I asked.
Nope, he said as he hit the submit button and headed off to our staff meeting.
The next day at 3 p.m., I got an email from my editor with the subject line, "America Rocks." I clicked it open and his messages said, "Just got a call. My gun is ready for pick up."
On Wednesday morning, he went to the store.
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I have considered buying/ordering a cc weapon that way (on-line) but living in a very remote area have only one such FFL dealer to go to. (He is outrageous with his prices due to being the only game for over 100 miles). I don't want to get “robber” BEFORE I get the gun.
“I don’t want to get robber BEFORE I get the gun.”.
Sorry, that should read “robbed”, not robber.
That’s the one.
Gun Broker has a search by zip code or by state on their web site.
Have you tried their search?
I put in only my zip code and it gave me FFL dealers as far away as 270.41 miles that were within my state. Note: If you live close to the state line, perhaps a dealer in an adjoining state would work, SUBJECT TO STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS.
In addition to the name, address, phone number, distance and other information it also gives what that FFL dealer charges in most cases for transfers and OTHER FEES (sales tax, back ground checks, etc, etc) for guns they receive.
It would be a good idea to contact the FFL dealer to make sure the information is up to date.
It does not include shipping charges by the seller of the firearm.
If you recall, that one even made an appearance in “Domestic Enemies”.
No buying guns on Sunday in NJ, because the State Police office that handles the NICS check is closed on Sundays. Apparently an FFL dealer calling it in to have the Feds run the check isn’t good enough, so the state has the NJSP do it. Talk about redundant b.s. .
In Texas, they're only going to ask for ID if you look like you might be under 21.
Expect to pay around $20 to $35.
Reminds me of all the times, in the 60's, traveling to, or from, or through, Denver on United and could buy a gun right there at the concourse entrance at a fine gun store and bring it on the plane...
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