Friday, January 14, 2011 6:10:46 PM
Piper, you are wrong, and I will forgive your broken English as a problem with translation. You have to pass a Federal background check in every state. Any felonies bar you from purchasing, and some misdemeanors as well. There is also a mandatory three day waiting period after you buy any handgun, to stop "crimes of passion". The only exception to this rule is if the purchaser is the holder of a valid concealed weapons permit(who is more than likely carrying a gun when they buy another).
Also, you can only purchase a gun in the state that you reside. Most gun stores will not even allow you to hold a gun to examine if they ID you and see that you are from another state.
State rules do differ about permit, training, and registration requirements; however the above things hold for every state in the country.