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Snorkel Bob
03-21-2005, 7:25 PM
Guys, when you go to buy a firearm and your drivers license does not match your current address do you have to prove residency? Im trying to find out where in the rules it talks about this. I know there is a rule when you buy a handgun. This is just when buying a longarm and addresses dont match. SOme places make you show 90 residency and I was curious what forms are acceptable.

Snorkel Bob
03-21-2005, 7:25 PM
Guys, when you go to buy a firearm and your drivers license does not match your current address do you have to prove residency? Im trying to find out where in the rules it talks about this. I know there is a rule when you buy a handgun. This is just when buying a longarm and addresses dont match. SOme places make you show 90 residency and I was curious what forms are acceptable.

C.G.
03-21-2005, 8:16 PM
Same thing happened to me. After going back and forth and eventually talking to the store's manager all I had to do was tape my new address correction on the back. Delay of about 40 minutes on that one.

imported_edbon9
03-21-2005, 8:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Snorkel Bob:
SOme places make you show 90 residency and I was curious what forms are acceptable. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

you can use your car registration as proof of residency, DMV rules says you need to let them know of any changes of address, though.

American Canyon
03-21-2005, 9:24 PM
From the DOJ:
Under Firearms Division policy and soon to be proposed in regulations, firearms dealers may accept any of the following:

Utility bill reflecting services to a fixed place of residence. The utility bill must bear on its face both of the following:
The name of the transferee
Either the residential address declared on the DROS form or the address as it appears on the transferee's identification.
"Utility bill" means any bill by a utility company providing the transferee with direct and exclusive services to the transferee's physical residence whether by a physical connection (i.e., hard wired telephone connection, water or gas pipeline connections, physical gas/fuel delivery to premises) or a fixed antenna telemetry connection for non-mobile reception devices (i.e., radio/video telemetry services transmitted to antenna fixed to the residence).
Residential lease that bears both of the following:
The name of the transferee.
Either the residential address declared by the transferee on the DROS form, or the address as it appears on the transferee's CDL or CID.
"Residential lease" means either: i) A signed and dated contract by which an individual (tenant) agrees to pay a specified sum for the right to occupy an abode for a specified period of time; or ii) A signed and dated rental agreement by which an individual (tenant) agrees to pay a specified sum at fixed intervals for the right to occupy an abode; or iii) A signed, notarized affidavit by a relative that the transferee resides at the relative's abode free of any monetary consideration.
Property deed the bears both of the following:
The name of the transferee.
Either the residential address declared by the transferee on the DROS form, or the address as it appears on the transferee's CDL or CID.
A. "Property deed" means either: i) A copy of a deed of trust, bearing the pertinent county recorder's official seal, of the transferee's property of current residence, naming therein the transferee as a grantee of the trust; or ii) A Certificate of Title officiated and issued by a validly licensed Title Insurance Company bearing the name of the transferee as a title holder to the transferee's property of current residence.
Government-issued (city, county, special district, state or federal) documentation that has all of the following - - This does not include a drivers license or DMV-issued ID card:
The name of the transferee as it appears on the transferee's CDL or CID.
The name of the transferee as the transferee declares on the DROS form.
The residential address of the transferee as it appears on the transferee's CDL or CID or the address update attachment to the driver's license/identification card.
The residential address of the transferee as the transferee declares on the DROS form.


Examples of acceptable proof of residency pursuant to newly-proposed regulations:
DMV registrations are NOW acceptable.
Electricity, gas, cable bill from within the last 3 months.
Signed, dated and notarized rental agreement/contract.


Examples of documents that are NOT acceptable proof of residency:
Hunting or fishing license (these documents are not issued by the government).
Cellular phone bill.
Pay stub.

Rumpled
03-22-2005, 4:30 PM
I've bought 3 longarms and one revolver recently with my address not matching my license. No problem. When you move, you need to notify DMV and carry a little card with your new address. No need to get a new license until it expires or you feel like wasting a day or two in a DMV line.
They always need other proof of residency. American Canyon has a good list there for that.