Retired And Loving It.
- Sep 20, 2007
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Could you explain to me the difference in a Non resident AZ. CCW permit and a resident AZ.CCW. I have a Ca. CCW and a AZ. CCW. I have homes in both states, would they both be considered resident CCW's??
No. You can only be only a resident of one State. Just because someone has a vacation or second home in another State, doesn't make them a resident of that State. You are a resident where you actually LIVE. Pay in-state Income Taxes, Registered to vote, Kids in school (at resident tuition, for college or private schools, Hold resident professional, Hunting or Fishing licenses, Register vehicles, etc.
For out of State buyers to purchase a gun in AZ, the weapon must be legal to possess in their home state, AND the transaction must be legal in their home State. If California prohibits purchase of "Assault Weapons", large capacity magazines, or even ammunition, technically you cannot purchase them in Arizona. Arizona residents may take immediate possession of the firearm, once the NICS is completed, or in the case of having a CCW, once the ATF Form 4473 is completed and reviewed. But for an out-of State purchaser, even with an AZ CCW, the firearm (hand gun) must be shipped to a FFA licensed dealer in the home state. Immediate possession of a long gun (rifle or shotgun) is allowed for the out-of-State buyer, only if possession of the particular long gun is legal in the home State.
Falsely claiming Arizona residency to purchase a firearm (remember that pesky ATF Form 4473?) is a State and Federal Felony.