No FFL, I spoke to at least 2 different PSAs and they stated I can mail in the license with a notarized letter and photocopies of my CCW from the state allowing me to carry in the state I am moving to. Without a ccw, I will need a letter from the local sherriff stating they know and allow me to possess a handgun in my house. Knowing them, they will just close out my file. Good luck on your future move.Rick,
If I may ask, did you need to do an FFL transfer anyway, or was the notorized letter and mailing back your NYC license all that the License Division said you needed?
Just wanted to know, since I may be moving, possibly out of state, in the next year or so.
That's good info to hear, but they didn't tell me about the "proof of residency", maybe I will give them a call on monday.Was down at 1PP yesterday, I asked about moving out of state, the answer was simply go ahead and move, take your guns with you (no ffl transfer required) and send a letter with your permit and proof of new residency back to 1PP stating you have permanently moved out of NYC and that was all they required. There was no question or uncertainty in her answer, it was simple and matter of fact so I wouldnt worry too much about it...
LOL which completely goes against their own rules that FOPA doesn't apply for us.Was down at 1PP yesterday, I asked about moving out of state, the answer was simply go ahead and move, take your guns with you (no ffl transfer required) and send a letter with your permit and proof of new residency back to 1PP stating you have permanently moved out of NYC and that was all they required. There was no question or uncertainty in her answer, it was simple and matter of fact so I wouldnt worry too much about it...
It's great to hear that you didn't need to do an FFL transfer for your move out of NYC to Pennsylvania. This may be a part of the revamping of the rules/regulations that apply to firearms owners in NYC and a preventive measure to prevent any strong court challenges to at least most of the nonsense that NYC gunowners must deal with.
I don't believe this was a FOPA of 1986 issue as Muevelo suggested. Although I'm not an attorney, I don't think NYPD could have told you (or anyone else) that an FFL tranfer was required without being in direct conflict with the Gun Control Act of 1968.
Long before FOPA, the GCA of 1968 specifically allowed for the interstate transportation of firearms that were lawfully owned by citizens for purposes of changing residency across state lines without an FFL transfer. FOPA was in reality an addendum to GCA of '68 and served to address issues of varying state and local jurisdictions and provided a blanket protection to them for legitimate transportation of legal guns.
Since your New York residency ended, and your New York pistol license automatically became null and void, you're essentially no longer under NYPD's thumb. In the Beach case, Beach was taking a temporary trip to Nevada, attempting to travel under the auspices of his NY Resident Premises license on the New York end, and his Nevada pistol permit on the Nevada end.
All in all, it's good to hear that it wound up not being a big deal at all.
Best of luck in PA and be sure to stay involved in the shooting sports.