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Anonymous asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 2 months ago

Buying a shot gun during Covid-19?

My state has closed all of it's gun shops. Which states still have open gun shops? Is there a way to legally drive to another state and buy a shot gun there?

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  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Most of the free states have gun shops open.  You can buy long guns out of state if you comply with the laws in BOTH states.

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  • 2 months ago

    Which state and what states neighbor your state? Because if you were in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts or New England in general you are screwed.

    In most cases you can purchase long guns in neighboring states as long as you abide by the laws of both states when making the purchase. However different states have different laws and the only way to properly answer this is to know what state you are in and what states are you thinking of going to. Because the only states I can think of that have shut down all gun stores is California and Massachusetts. And if you live in one of those two you are done. No FFL in a neighboring state will even bother with you.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Buy a mask and buy toilet paper for your Butt instead of buying gun.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    buy a mask instead, why would anyone need s hotgun during this time?

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  • 2 months ago

    Call up the gun store, they most likely have someone there guarding the place or they have an answering machine. Tell them you want to buy a shot gun, even if from a private individual. They might be able to arrange it.

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  • 2 months ago

    It is perfectly legal to buy a long gun - rifle or shotgun - in a different state than your residence.  However, the make and model you choose is not legal in your state - that is against the law - it can be a minor infraction in the buying state and a felony in your home state.

    You are also the 2,567,998th person to consider doing this.  You will find the ideal shotgun models for home defense sold out two months ago.  The few models left in the stores will be the very, very expensive models suitable for highly skilled trap shooters or collectors.... or water foul models with big long barrels impossible to use for home defense.  

    Why you waited until now makes no sense.  Don't you understand its impossible to find an air conditioner during a heat wave?  You wont find this years hottest toy on store shelves the day before Christmas.  You can't buy a 25lb Butterball forzen turkey two days before Thanksgiving and expect it to thaw out in time to cook for T-day big dinner.  You don't wait for the empty gas tank light to come on when driving in an unfamiliar area. 

    People began to shop for items in mid January.  By the end of January all manner of items were flying off store shelves. That was two months ago - 8 weeks.         

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  • John
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    The IDEAL shotgun would be an older Remington model 870 that had an interchangeable SMOOTHBORE rifled slug barrel, and interchangeable chokes for the birdshot barrel.  Otherwise, just get a Remington model 870 Express in whatever configuration you feel would be best.  

    I hate sabot slugs---they're less versatile than the older rifled slugs and cost and arm and a leg.  That's why I said smoothbore slug barrel

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes it is very possible.

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  • C T M
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, there is a legal way to drive to another state and buy a shotgun, or any other long gun that is legal in your home state.

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  • Mog
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Just use one of these https://youtu.be/rrWoRZLEDTw

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