A Strategy To Be On The Last Train To The Gulag Still Ends Up At The Gulag
Its best to buy from a private seller.
It is a good policy to have some firearms that are not traceable by government forms.
Quick hypothetical question, Arthur, since you seem to be one in the know...How would a person who is changing residences transport a personally-owned long rifle from one state (say, a blue one) to another state (say, a red one) without risking legal troubles? Specifically if said rifle is at present unknown to authorities? Asking for a friend.
Generally speaking as long as the rifle is in a case and unloaded you should be OK (I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice). For example you can even concealed carry in your car in an anti-gun state like Illinois: "Non-residents may transport a loaded concealed handgun in a vehicle if they are in possession of a valid CCW permit from their home state. "(https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/resources/ccw_reciprocity_map/il-gun-laws/)Unless you are driving through a municipality like New York City you will be fine if you have the rifle cased and unloaded. I would check specifically about the state you are going through though.
Great, thanks. The plan is to send unloaded, cased rifles from here to there in a padlocked POD.