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Old 03-03-2013, 02:17 PM   #11
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The uncle may not have lived in the same town as the niece. Uncle may have acquired the guns before moving two hours from an LGS. Maybe uncle was an FFL. Maybe uncle liked to take road trips.

Although in the Alabama I know, I could find many gun shops in a two hour circle. I lived on Sand Mountain for three years, plenty of gun stores there.
I doubt very seriously that one could find a county in Alabama without an FFL somewhere. Many won't necessarily be listed online.
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I live in Ohio now and I have a friend in Alabama that her uncle just passed away. He was a gun enthusiast with over 300 guns and 200,000 rounds of ammunition. Because of my love of revolvers she is giving me a pair of colt 45s. Will a written statement saying she gave me the guns as gifts be enough if I travel down to visit and drive back home? Just want to be safe if I get pulled over for some reason. Thanks
Yes that is all that is necessary!
Actually no paper is required at all. If you are contacted with a gun and it is not 'hot' (reported as stolen) there is no violation of the law. Some states require you transport it unloaded and in the trunk.
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I was also under the impression that you cannot generally transfer privately between 2 people who reside in different states......
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I was also under the impression that you cannot generally transfer privately between 2 people who reside in different states......
You are correct.
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I was also under the impression that you cannot generally transfer privately between 2 people who reside in different states......
Not true!
Dealers have a restriction, private citizen do not YET!!!!!
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Not true!
Dealers have a restriction, private citizen do not YET!!!!!

C'mon, Jim! You know better than that.

As a private citizen, who does not hold a FFL, you may not transfer a firearm to a citizen of another state. PERIOD!!

FEDERAL LAW!!!
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Not true!
Dealers have a restriction, private citizen do not YET!!!!!
Please read post #2 on this thread very thoroughly.
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A private citizen may NOT acquire a firearm directly from a private citizen in another state EXCEPT by inheritance. I quoted the Federal law on this. it is 18 USC 922.

The sender does NOT need a FFL to be the shipper, but does need one to be the reciever in your home state. They can send rifles or shotguns to that dealer by US Mail. Handguns may not be mailed EXCEPT by a Dealer or Manufacurer. They can be shipped by UPS or Fedex. The shipper does not need a COPY of the dealer's license, but the dealer's license number.

The sender MAY want to have a FFL ship handguns for them, since it is very expensive to send a handgun by UPS (about $75- must go next day AIR)

To find a FFL near the sender that will do transfers, shipping, follow this link, put in zip code- http://www.gunbroker.com/FFL/DealerNetwork.aspx
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C'mon, Jim! You know better than that.

As a private citizen, who does not hold a FFL, you may not transfer a firearm to a citizen of another state. PERIOD!!

FEDERAL LAW!!!
Well I have been a dealer for 20+ years and cop for just short of 40 years and I have never seen this law, show me!
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A private citizen may NOT acquire a firearm directly from a private citizen in another state EXCEPT by inheritance. I quoted the Federal law on this. it is 18 USC 922.

The sender does NOT need a FFL to be the shipper, but does need one to be the reciever in your home state. They can send rifles or shotguns to that dealer by US Mail. Handguns may not be mailed EXCEPT by a Dealer or Manufacurer. They can be shipped by UPS or Fedex. The shipper does not need a COPY of the dealer's license, but the dealer's license number.

The sender MAY want to have a FFL ship handguns for them, since it is very expensive to send a handgun by UPS (about $75- must go next day AIR)

To find a FFL near the sender that will do transfers, shipping, follow this link, put in zip code- http://www.gunbroker.com/FFL/DealerNetwork.aspx
We are not talking 'sending', we are talking about transporting a firearm. Long guns can be send to private citizen to private citizen by the USPS legally.
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