As you probably know, you can’t buy a handgun out-of-state and take it with you. It has to be shipped to a federally licensed gun dealer in your state of residence; you can take take possession after filling out ATF Form 4473, passing an FBI background check and paying a transfer fee to your friendly FFL. Long guns are a different deal. As long as the gun in question is legal in your state of residence, you can buy it out-of-state, do the paperwork, pass the check and walk out the door with it. Unless you’re an out-of-stater trying to buy a long gun at a Texas Walmart and live in one the following states or the District of Columbia. . .
You may notice that many of these are what TTAG writer Jonathan Taylor would like us to return to calling “slave states.” States where gun rights go to die. Co-incidence? I think not. Anyway, TTAG reader RS sent us the above pic of the Wally World’s “don’t sell a long gun to them” map, and made this comment:
I do plan on calling corporate about this. Because I could easily go back to Virginia to purchase from their stores. But I’m in Texas for work for the next couple/few months. I don’t hold permanent residence so not gunna waste time getting an ID.
Barriers people. It’s all about barriers. Well, that and lawyers. With apologies to Ralph and Johannes, what was it that Swift said about lawyers?