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I need some guidance.  I legally purchased a new handgun while living in NJ in 1995 (Sig Sauer).  I used it several times and love the gun.  I moved to Long island. Nassau County about 6 years ago.  I am in the process of obtaining a license in Nassau.  I store the handgun in NJ and would like to somehow bring it into NY, Nassau County.  Any advice or suggestions are appreciated...
 

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I need some guidance.  I legally purchased a new handgun while living in NJ in 1995 (Sig Sauer).  I used it several times and love the gun.  I moved to Long island. Nassau County about 6 years ago.  I am in the process of obtaining a license in Nassau.  I store the handgun in NJ and would like to somehow bring it into NY, Nassau County.  Any advice or suggestions are appreciated...
 

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If it is legally "safeguarded" in NJ it may be as easy as doing a NJ FFL to NC FFL. I am sure more informed people will give more indepth answers shortly.

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If it is legally "safeguarded" in NJ it may be as easy as doing a NJ FFL to NC FFL. I am sure more informed people will give more indepth answers shortly.

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What Jack Park Said.  FFL to FFL transfer would be the best thing (just to be on a safe side).
 

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What Jack Park Said.  FFL to FFL transfer would be the best thing (just to be on a safe side).
 

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You should just explain this to the licensing office..... You'll note there is space on the application for 'handguns you currently own, to be placed on license' (something like that)

I did this when I applied, with a .44 black powder revolver, no problems.

They will tell you if you need to do the FFL shuffle or not, and how to go about it.
 

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You should just explain this to the licensing office..... You'll note there is space on the application for 'handguns you currently own, to be placed on license' (something like that)

I did this when I applied, with a .44 black powder revolver, no problems.

They will tell you if you need to do the FFL shuffle or not, and how to go about it.
 

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I have no idea of the right answer, but am curious about this.

The OP legally owned the handgun in NJ when he was a resident. Moving to LI (and the fact that he is able to apply for a Nassau license) indicates he is no longer a legal resident of NJ. Therefore, he no longer has a license for that handgun in NJ.

If the handgun "ownership" wasn't transferred to another NJ license holder, how can the OP bring it to a NJ FFL? The FFL can't take it from a non-license holder, especially one with an out-of-state address. Right?

If the handgun ownership was transferred to another NJ license holder for safekeeping, it would be easy for that person to go to an FFL. But that's not the way I read the original post.
 

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I have no idea of the right answer, but am curious about this.

The OP legally owned the handgun in NJ when he was a resident. Moving to LI (and the fact that he is able to apply for a Nassau license) indicates he is no longer a legal resident of NJ. Therefore, he no longer has a license for that handgun in NJ.

If the handgun "ownership" wasn't transferred to another NJ license holder, how can the OP bring it to a NJ FFL? The FFL can't take it from a non-license holder, especially one with an out-of-state address. Right?

If the handgun ownership was transferred to another NJ license holder for safekeeping, it would be easy for that person to go to an FFL. But that's not the way I read the original post.
 

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I had a very similar situation. My Dad had a gun that he carried when was in Vietnam. He moved from NJ to NY in 1968. The house in NJ had been sold and not having a valid NJ ID stopped him from any possible FFL transfer. I called Yaphank and they told me that the gun could be turned into property to have the serial number and balistics checked. If it passes they would allow it to added to my license.

I wound up moving to Rockland County and called them and told them my story. They requested proof he was in the military and a notarized letter transferring ownership. Done......
 

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I had a very similar situation. My Dad had a gun that he carried when was in Vietnam. He moved from NJ to NY in 1968. The house in NJ had been sold and not having a valid NJ ID stopped him from any possible FFL transfer. I called Yaphank and they told me that the gun could be turned into property to have the serial number and balistics checked. If it passes they would allow it to added to my license.

I wound up moving to Rockland County and called them and told them my story. They requested proof he was in the military and a notarized letter transferring ownership. Done......
 

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Is it legal to own a gun in NJ and store it there if you are not a resident?
 

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Is it legal to own a gun in NJ and store it there if you are not a resident?
 

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You will have to excuse my ignorance but what is an FFL.  If it is a dealer does anyone know of any NJ dealers with dual licenses to transfer from NJ to NY.
 

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You will have to excuse my ignorance but what is an FFL.  If it is a dealer does anyone know of any NJ dealers with dual licenses to transfer from NJ to NY.
 

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Jeffgnyc:

FFL - Federal Firearms License. If your business is involved in selling firearms, you'll need this license in order to do legal transaction of firearms.

I don't know anyone who has shops in both NJ and NY and quite honestly, it doesn't make any difference. Go to FFL in NJ, let that store transfer out the firearm to FFL holder in NY and let that store transfer in the firearm.
 

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Jeffgnyc:

FFL - Federal Firearms License. If your business is involved in selling firearms, you'll need this license in order to do legal transaction of firearms.

I don't know anyone who has shops in both NJ and NY and quite honestly, it doesn't make any difference. Go to FFL in NJ, let that store transfer out the firearm to FFL holder in NY and let that store transfer in the firearm.
 

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An FFL is a Federal Firearms License. Every gun store and some non gun stores have them. You will need one on each end. They will ship the gun across state lines. Find one in NJ and one in NY.  
 

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An FFL is a Federal Firearms License. Every gun store and some non gun stores have them. You will need one on each end. They will ship the gun across state lines. Find one in NJ and one in NY.  
 
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