Legal Supressor question - UTAH

Mr. F

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Am i allowed to buy a suppresor/start the ATF paperwork being a non resident of the state ill be living next summer?

Im moving to Utah next summer and one of the first things i want to do is get a supressor and since there is a sick wait time i wanna jump in the legal/paperwork ASAP. That said, do i need to wait out the year or so it takes for the resident status to kick in or can i just walk up to a gun shop and order a Thunder Beast right away???

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What part of Utah? not that it matters, just asking.
The "resident" status is only for college tuition. As with most states residents get subsidized tuition. To get that you have to pay into the state tax system. That takes a year of "residency". That is the only reason a one year residency is required for anything I can think of (maybe hunting permits also).
To your question. I was going to say you will need to wait 30 days. The reason would to get your drivers license changed (you can do that on day 1 I believe). Then you need another form of ID, something with your address on it which is normally car registration or a utility bill (which would take approx 30 days to get) but then I thought "HEY WAIT A MINUTE" that is for a form 4473.
It has been years since I bought a NFA item local, last few years I have been through silencer shop, other vendors, or did my own Form1. I have always done my own paper work and for an NFA item I have never had to show ID to start the paper work. I am 99.9% sure you can start the process the day you move here.
I do have a tip. Always and I mean ALWAYS do your own paper work. The one time I did not It was a 2 year fucking fiasco. Also had a buddy who bought 2 suppressors and he is lazy, dealer had him fill out his part and said he would "take care of the rest". 9 moths latter he get approved for 1, waits a couple months and nothing on the second. He asked me "how long does it take for the 2nd one" I told him that every time I have done multiples I have received them the same day no more than the same week.
He calls the ATF and they have no record of it, he calls the dealer and after some "searching" the dealer found the paper work "behind" a filing cabinet. Buddy had to wait 9 more months for his 2nd can. So he was almost 2 yeas start to finish. My story is WAY more complicated, but along those lines. Once the dealer has your money they could give 2 shits if you ever pick it up. The best part is legally the dealer is still the owner and can use the item all he wants, until he receives approved paper work from the ATF transferring ownership. I know of one story that involves that, clean new can when purchased, can full of carbon 9 months later.
 

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SLC, gotta be close to the U of U for a bit. Looking at Farmington after the first year or so is done. You mind if i hit you up down the road for some info on the paper work?

Moving there around May-June 19
 
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SLC, gotta be close to the U of U for a bit. Looking at Farmington after the first year or so is done. You mind if i hit you up down the road for some info on the paper work?

Moving there around May-June 19
Hit me up any time. hopefully you are going to school not coming because of a sick family member. U of U, along with primary children's hospital and Huntsman cancer institute are all world class hospitals.
 
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Mr. F

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Sorry to hear about your loved one. Wife will most likely join Primary Children's by the years end so, anything we can do to help.
 
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Sorry to hear about your loved one. Wife will most likely join Primary Children's by the years end so, anything we can do to help.
Oh luckily i have not had to use any of the above hospitals services. I just know that all three are world class. Many people move here temporarily for medical treatments. Mostly for children, but a few for cancer treatment. I am not sure there is a better children's hospital in the country.
 

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Ohhh misread your post.

Yeah im gonna work on my masters at the U. And since we are slowing down a bit over the next years i dont wanna waste time on the suppresor deal.