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Old 12-02-2012, 01:59 PM   #11
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I just applied for my CCW, I already have a gun that I was planning to carry, but it is not registered. My brother feels i should carry a registered gun, his theory is that If I end up in a situation that I had to use my gun it would look better if I needed to defend myself court.
Who do you 'register' your gun with????
I have never lived anywhere I was required to register my gun!!!
I guess if you live where you must register your gun and you want to be 'legal' you had better carry a registered gun and save you from jail for not carrying a registered gun!
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That is "Big" brother government at its apex. The gun owner is registered not the gun. The government has a list of people names addresses next of kin that own weapons. That sounds very much like the gun laws passed in Germany after the Nazi party came into power.
The Nazis required gun registration to know if and what firearms where out there for confiscation.
Gun registration is still in effect in Germany. To own one, you have to belong to a club and participate regularly. No modifications without prior approval, and other restrictions.
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WOW- Sorry to hear that
That something you apply for before owning/buying your first firearm?
Do you ever have to renew it?
You must have a FOID card before you can buy a gun. Most gun shops will not let you even handle a gun without a fOID card, I'm sure to cover their butts. I believe it has to be renewed every 10 years. It cost $10.
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It all depends on where you live. In Texas your not required to register any of your guns. All but one of mine are unregistered.

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You have to possess a Firearm Owners IDentification card to own guns.
Ditto New Jersey!

You even have to have this type of card to buy a BB gun!

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Ditto New Jersey!

You have to have this type of card to buy a BB gun!

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Hahaha.......well, here in Illinois you can have all the BB, pellet, paintball guns your little heart desires without a FOID card. But don't give them any ideas.
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Many years ago, maybe 30 yrs., Chicago required the registration of handguns. Serial numbers were required and a with a yearly renewal. Some years later Chicago banned the ownership of handguns, although those previously registerd were grandfathered in. Renewals were up to the owner, no notice of renewal was sent. If you were late or forgot, you could not keep the gun in Chicago. There was an alderman who forgot, but the city gave him an extension. After all, "that's the Chicago way".
Now, you can own if you take a basic firearms course, and no registration is required. Just the FOID as Winds mentioned.

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I live in NJ and own a few BB guns and was never asked for my FOID card at any point. But you can't buy ammo either without the FOID card, which is a bit of a pain if you live in NJ and keep your FOID with your firearms (did that sound like that's happened to me before?).

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Here in NC, and the rest of the US the shop you bought the gun from has to keep records of who bought guns for 20 years. There is a paper trail that would require a lot of effort but someone could track a gun from the factory, distribution networks and eventually to the original purchaser. If you registered the gun for warranty purposes or sent the gun in for repair the feds could subpoena those records. In the end most guns could be tracked down by an entity that has endless resources like the federal government.

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Who do you 'register' your gun with????
I have never lived anywhere I was required to register my gun!!!
I guess if you live where you must register your gun and you want to be 'legal' you had better carry a registered gun and save you from jail for not carrying a registered gun!
I don't think there is anywhere (in ohio) to "go register " a gun that you already possess such as one purchased from a private collection. And as far as I can tell from reading the laws I can't see anywhere that requires that your CCW gun be registered. The question I brought up is if people thought if you would look better if the gun you had to use for personal defense was purchased through a gun shop for example in which you were required to have a back ground check done and the gun shop has the paperwork that you own that gun.
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