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Active Duty Pistol Purchase

Discussion in 'Carolina Glockers' started by Brently, May 1, 2009.

  1. Brently

    Brently

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    Hello all,

    I'm looking at purchasing a new pistol when I go home on leave in a few weeks because prices out here in Hawaii and the time it takes to get them is ridiculous. Most are backordered for months...

    Now, South Carolina law says any active duty member is exempt from residency requirements with my Mil ID. ( Switched to HI DL) FFL is saying the law is different? That I need a SC ID or PCS orders...

    Read below:

    SECTION 23-31-140. Purchase of pistol; residency requirement; driver’s license as proof; exceptions.
    (A) A person may not purchase a pistol from a dealer unless he is a resident of this State. For the purpose of this article, the possession of a valid South Carolina driver’s license or Department of Motor Vehicles identification card constitutes proof of residency. However, residency is not required of a person who is on active duty in the United States military and who is in possession of a current United States military identification card.


    Any insight?


    Thanks in Advance!
     
  2. deadday

    deadday

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    In Texas, you have to have orders assigning you to a post in Texas to purchase without a Texas DL...

    From the looks of the quoted law, it seems to be as you say, requiring only a valid .mil ID....
     

  3. crazypilot

    crazypilot ERAU Alumni '05

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    Same here. I need a copy of my orders when I purchase a pistol in NV since I'm not a resident here.
     
  4. sdfhpson

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    Go to a different FFL...

    One that won't glock-block you.
     
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  5. Brently

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    We shall see
     
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