I’ve received a number of inquires about purchasing firearms. I am familiar with the process in Texas. Laws and regulations, including waiting periods vary from state to state.
Obama made it very clear tonight that he is going to do everything he can to fundamentally change gun ownership in America.
How to purchase a firearm in Texas:
If you are NOT a prohibited person (from owning or possessing a firearm) and ARE a resident of Texas AND your Drivers License or State issued ID is valid AND contains your current address, this is the only document or ID you will need to purchase a firearm. If you are a CHL holder, you can use that ID if it has not expired and lists your current address.
There is no waiting period for purchasing a firearm in Texas. If you have never purchased a firearm from a licensed gun dealer, I recommend you go to Academy Sports and Outdoors ASAP. Academy Sports carries a large selection of both hand guns and long guns at competitive prices. I have found Academy prices to be the lowest of all the major gun stores in north Texas.
After you decide the gun(s) you want to purchase, you will present your state issued ID to the clerk and then fill out an ATF Form 4473. The clerk will call in your information to the FBI after you complete the form. If you are not a prohibited person, you can legally purchase the firearm(s) after you are cleared by the FBI. The entire process usually takes less than 30 minutes, including filling out the form.
Here is a link to Form 4473
If you have been considering making a firearms purchase but have been procrastinating, I would highly recommend that if you can legally purchase a gun, you do it ASAP. There is going to be a run on guns, starting tomorrow morning.
There is also going to be a run on any gun magazine that holds more than ten rounds, both handguns and long guns. Many of the popular websites have already sold out of magazines that hold more than ten rounds. I did find 30 round magazines available for sale on both the Ruger and Beretta websites earlier this evening.
The Democrat Party has already vowed to introduce legislation to prohibit a number of guns and magazines on the first day that Congrees convenes in 2013.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday she would introduce a bill re-instating the federal ban on what liberal fascists erroneously call assault weapons on the first day of the new Congress in January.
Feinstein, a leading gun control advocate in Congress, said the measure had been in the works for a year and would be unveiled simultaneously in both the House and Senate.
The assault weapons ban enacted in 1994 lapsed a decade later. But calls to renew it have grown louder following the Friday shooting of 27 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., as well as in response to other mass shootings in recent years.
President Obama “is going to have a bill to lead on,” Feinstein said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The measure, she said, would aim to take “weapons of war off the streets of our cities.” “It can be done,” she added.
“It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively, prospectively. And it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets,” Feinstein said of her proposal.
The Constitution shall never be construed … to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. – Samuel Adams