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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Today at the Skeet/Trap range in Albuquerque, NM I met recent transplants form Illinois and California. When they asked what it took to buy a handgun in NM I told them “a driver’s license and money”. The asked about waiting periods and purchase limits.
They both about fell on the ground when I told them I’d purchased 5 handguns in one afternoon.
“How did you do that?”
I had money and a driver’s license.
Reminds me of when I was in Tucson, AZ
I walked into a gun store and said “I moved here from NY and I’m not sure what the laws are in this state- what do I have to do to buy this gun?”
And he said “give me $450”.
LOL. I stopped at the local gun store last night and picked me up a Ruger LC9 on my way into town to buy groceries. I needed to get some bread and milk and stuff.
Cool! That’s how it should be.
"Are you a fugitive from justice?" "Yes, I am, and I am such a completely inept one, I am going to answer yes to this question and give myself away!"
Why is this news?
I still have to get permission from the wife...
I've bought from them. My local dealer uses the site for his 'online store'.
I bought my better half an LC9 just before Christmas.
Nice little gun.
That’s why I picked this one up. Something the wife would be able to handle too.
Last week I bought a box of ammo in Iowa with only a drivers license. I was legaly carrying at the time with a Florida permit. I could not have bought a gun there with my Illinois FOID. I returned to my home state where I cannot carry, but could have bought a gun. Confusing laws?
Just can’t resist rubbing my Illinoisan nose in it can you!
I have to be careful with the wife. If I'm not...there will be a VERY LONG waiting period. ;-)
LOL...yeah, I don't joke about filling out that form since the first time I bought a gun, I was joking around, marveling at such a stupid question, and I VERY stupidly marked "yes." Thankfully, the nice lady helping me was very understanding and helped me through my numbnutsness. I was quite embarrassed, as you can imagine!
Out by Double Eagle airport west of town, or a different one?
There seems to be a mag shortage though. Haven't found any in the stores. May have to order some from Ruger.
Same here. It’s too bad it didn’t come with at least one extra magazine.
Must be a marketing thing so they can list the price of the guns 20 bucks cheaper. KelTec does the same thing. My P-11 only came with 1 mag.
The place where I bought mine told me that they had a hard time getting those pistols in and that they are flying out the doors as fast as they come in. I guess that will make getting extra magazines a lot harder.
I’ve taken several liberal friends shooting. One even ended up buying a pistol and joining the NRA!
I figure it does more good than hours of debate.
Pretty much anyone can pretty quickly figure out that a ‘gun’ is an inanimate object, a mere tool.
In short, take a lib shooting; it’s WAY more fun, far more effective and of much greater value than thousands of lines of bitching here.
Just bought a pistol for my wife throught Gallery of Guns this morning, here in California.
Had to order it online, and pay a deposit. When the pistol gets to my local dealer (hopefully by Wed.) I will be able to start my 10 day wait.
I remember my old man getting shotguns delivered to our doorstep C.O.D. when I was a kid.... (for all you young ones out there COD stands for cash on delivery)
Yep he didn’t even pay for them till they got to his doorstep... times sure have changed here in Kalifornia.
The libs will probably have a field day with this story,
claiming that it shows how a person can buy a gun on-line.
It is important to explain that this person DID NOT buy a gun on line.
This person simply SELECTED a gun from an on line catalog
and had it reserved or delivered to a licensed FFL dealer.
This person then went to the dealer and filled out the necessary paperwork to purchase the gun.
This shot was taken over a year ago:
A couple of those full house custom 1911s went for over $6k.
did you see this thread??
Now that right there is impressive.
No DL necessary in AZ unless you look like you could be under 18.
I think I saw that shot on a gun web site.
So, whats the point?
Being left-handed there are no downsides to semi-autos. Everything that’s important is ambidextrous now. And you can learn to use your index finger to hit the slide release. That’s where it should be before going for the trigger anyway.
Crime was no higher then(probably less)than it is now but as soon as Kennedy was shot mail order firearms ended. Did it stop crime or even slow it down? Nope, but the stupid laws are still in effect.
Doubles the odds of getting a felony conviction.
No DL necessary in AZ unless you look like you could be under 18.
The same way things are done in Missouri, no DL, no FOID, just cash and carry.
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...