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In Michigan there are two ways.
With a CHL the buyer can pick up the handgun in one trip & needs only to take it to their local PD for "safety inspection"(registration.)
For those of us without a CHL it's a bit more involved.
My example:
I have to take the first of three trips to my local police dept records unit.The first thing is a payment of $5/permit application.(One permit=$5.Twenty permits=$100)Then I fill out a form w/the usual name,address,phone #,aliases,SS#,& the number of handguns registered.Then a 20 question true/false "basic pistol safety"questionaire.The nice thing(?)is that only one set of paperwork is required no matter how many permits you're after.Then I give my rh thumbprint & leave w/just a receipt & a phone number w/the admonition to call back within 7-10 business days. Now the local law says 3-5 days but they are NEVER ready within 5 days.Always excuses like "the girl who does the permits is on vacation"& etc.
After waiting my two weeks I can then go back to the PD to pick up my permit.It is good for ten days-not ten business days-10 days.The actual permit is three copies of the same info.The dealer has to fill out the permit w/stuff like serial number,caliber,barrel length,& his(the dealers)shop address.He keeps a copy.
The final trip back to the PD I take the trigger locked gun to the desk officer.The officer has to confirm the ser.number so that they can initial the permit.Then I take the permit only back to the records dept so that the gun can be registered.They confirm the dealers entered info &,really irritatingly,double check the barrel length.The guns box may say 10.5 inches but the clerk might enter just ten."I don't think that it looks like 10.5 in".sigh.
I did have some fun with the clerk when I brought in my first Dan Wesson.hehehe.I took the barrel off & just turned in the frame.She didn't get the joke.hehehe

well,that's it.That is what a Michigander in my town has to go through to get a handgun.Some PDs have instant check requiring only two visits but not mine.:(


Sooooo,what's it like where you live?
 

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Walk in, buy gun, walk out, if you're a CWL holder, otherwise, wait 3 days, pick up, go home. Private sales are not regulated.
 

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Show your CHL, fill out yellow form, pay and walk out. If no CHL, telephone background check, form, pay walk. No waiting period on either sale. Private sales not regulated.

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So you DO own a firearm, YS? What kinds? Name them.
In Montana with a carry permit you just buy it with no waiting of any kind.

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*groan*I've gotta get outa here!

I think a plain cash & carry handgun sale would freak me out!
 

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it's the same in Michigan as anywhere, bud. Get a taxi driver to intro you to a whore, get her to introduce you to a dealer, tell the dealer what you want, and "the word" will go out, and presto, you'll have it, in a weekor so. :)
 

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:dunce: :laugh01: :laugh01: :laugh01: :dunce:

We stand in awe of the criminal mind at work.

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So does the hooker pack your bug out bag also???
 

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Plunk down money, fill out paperwork, wait for background check a few mins and then walk out with new gun.

What's real funny to me is about 90% of the stuff that would be a no-go on either the form or the call in check would also cause me to lose my job.
 

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Actually,I'm planning on moving away from Mi.I haven't taken a vacation since '93 & would like to move somewheres warm for a year or too.
Gun laws are one of the criterion that'll deceide where I move too.

Hey 223!Thanks for the heads up on the whore/taxi/illegal gun purchase thing.??????
 

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in my neck of the woods pass background check and the gun is yours. another way is to stand outside a pawnshop and catch somebody going in with a gun and tell them to come see you after the pawn shop gives them a price. go a little higher.
 

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Actually Zombo I used to work right next to a pawn shop.Another guy I worked with used to do just that.That job pre-dated my interest in firearms so I missed out.IIRC he did pretty well for himself w/the Marlin & Winchester leverguns.
 

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Pick out your fav, fill out the paper work, pass the NICS phone call/approval process, pay the man, it's yours. Shops or gunshows--same same.
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"my' method of making contact with those who don't care much for rules can be VERY useful. It can dig up "spare" ID-sellers, many other useful items, ya know.
 

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Ugh,while I'm grateful for the replies so far it would help if I knew where all you lucky folks who don't have to jump through hoops lived.A state maybe?It'll help my decision.
 

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Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada all have pretty decent gun laws.

In Arizona you can buy guns right out of the newspaper, no questions asked and, in addition to having the CCW permit option, you can openly carry, loaded and on your person or in your car, with no permit.
 
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