Purchase ID requirements

Discussion in 'Gun Legislation' started by rcsoar4fun, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. rcsoar4fun

    rcsoar4fun New Member

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    What exactly are the ID requirements when purchasing a handgun here in TX? Most things I have seen cite a "photo ID; i.e. DL". I just moved here a few weeks ago, yesterday I turned over my Oklahoma DL to TX. Now I all I have is a little piece of paper from TX with my name and info on it. :rolleyes: The real thing will arrive in a few weeks. Would that piece of paper and a army base ID work? Paper ID and passport?
     


  2. Kerbouchard

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    Yep, just about any of those will work fine. You'll need a TX ID to prove you are a TX resident, and until your plastic gets to you, any government issued photo I.D. should be fine.

    No ID required for a private sale, although verifying age and/or CHL is recommended.
     
  3. gladi8r

    gladi8r Active Member

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    Even your old id and a set of orders would work
     
  4. rcsoar4fun

    rcsoar4fun New Member

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    Texas takes your old ID when you apply for a new one. I don't have orders either, I am a civilian contractor. I suppose I *could* wait the two weeks, but you never know. :D:D
     
  5. Kerbouchard

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    A government issue Photo I.D. with age and proof of residence is all you need to purchase a gun from an FFL in Texas or anywhere.
     
  6. kville79

    kville79 Active Member

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    yeah, a military ID and a set of orders, or your military ID and that paper DL will work
     
  7. four

    four New Member

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    Also a new resident here. I just received my TXDL. Why is my local gun store telling me I need to prove residency for 90 days in order to purchase a handgun? I know that applies to legal aliens, but I'm a US citizen. Can't find anywhere a residency requirement for purchase. Am I confused? :confused:
     
  8. TSU45

    TSU45 Active Member

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    Take you money elsewhere and don't tell them you just moved instate.

    While selling guns as an undergrad I never ran across that question with new state residents who were US citizens. Permanent resident aliens yes.
     
  9. four

    four New Member

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    That actually happened accidentally yesterday :D I guess that's where I have to buy for the time being.
     

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