View Full Version : Proof of Residence

01-25-2010, 8:38 PM
I have noticed recently that a lot of FFLs (at least in the local area) have been requiring proof of residence for transferring firearms, both long arms and handguns.

I originally thought it was a new city or county code, but I cannot find any such proof.

Are FFLs just trying to cover their asses? Or is this a part of some bill that was passed I was completely unaware of?

Anyone else seen this happen locally?

01-26-2010, 5:33 AM
ID requirments for firearm purchase.

POR handgun guidelines.

I'm guessing CYA on the FFL's part, the DOJ sets a minimum that is required and the FFL may have their own policy.

01-26-2010, 8:28 AM
Does the address on your driver's license match what you write on the 4473 (your current address)?

01-26-2010, 4:30 PM
Went thru this in 2009 with an ffl near LA after Gun Country went out of business. Guy wanted POR on a 22 rifle. Claimed he didn't know if it was an ATF or DOJ requirement but wouldn't release it without it, had to call DOJ to get it released. Addresses matched.

01-26-2010, 6:18 PM
Same address on my license as on my 4473.

Its just harder for me, since I just rent a room.