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Old 01-05-2013, 04:22 PM   #11
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In the states where it's legal, a private transfer is a transaction done without the involvement of an FFL (Federal Firearms License) dealer.

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So just like is my buddy sells me a pistol then I don't have to do anything else...registration?or putting it in my name

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All depends on your state, again, I'm not a lawyer. If it were me, selling to a friend, I'd still cover my azz and get his DL #/permit #, bill of sale etc...If you're the buyer, he'd be well advised to to the same...

Were it to be someone I don't know or just a casual acquaintance, I'd most def go through an FFL

As far as I know, there is no 'registration' outside of Nevada, some states require a handgun permit to be either retained by the seller or put on file with local LE when it is a private sale...every state is different.

It may be a giant PITA to find understandable, factual info on this stuff but it's well worth the time to do so...CYA my friend...

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Alright so it sounds like basically to be safe I'm Just going to talk to a gun dealer or sheriffs department. Definitely don't want to jeopardize future purchases

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Thanks for the help guys

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I'd get the info straight from the horses' mouth. As much respect as I have for LE, they're human and may not know the ins and outs of firearm laws better than anyone else...

When it comes to your freedom, do you really want to trust another person?

You also may want to contact a lawyer that specializes in firearms laws...it may cost you a couple bucks for a consultation but if you're having trouble understanding the laws (they are confusing) it'll be money well spent...

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