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bkace4 02-24-2012 08:25 PM

Should I register my gun?
 
Ok guys, sorry for the newbie question. I bought my first handgun at the beginning of this month. I haven't registered it yet, nor do I have to in my state. My question is, should I even bother registering it? Would like to hear your thoughts on this.

Thanks.

Gert999 02-24-2012 08:28 PM

Hell No!!! no need all that does is let the government know u have it. It's your right, only thing will ever come of it is A. cost you money B. if and when they make guns illeagal they know you have that one to come take.

texaswoodworker 02-24-2012 08:31 PM

Not only no, but hell no. Do not register it unless required to do so by law. No body needs to know you have it, plus if they ever ban whatever kind of hand gun you have, they will know where to get it. (look up Hitlers gun registery, that is only one of the cases that this has happened, there are thousands more)

Oh, and welcome to FTF. If you haven't already, stop by the introductions forum and introduce yourself.

orangello 02-24-2012 08:35 PM

Who would you register it with, if registration is not required in your state?
I guess you could go pay an FFL a "transfer fee" to put it on his books and then take it off his books again. That wouldn't really "register" it but would attach your name to it via the FFL's bound book.

:confused:

bkace4 02-24-2012 08:51 PM

Thanks for the quick replies. I have the registration card that came with the gun (Ruger). The reason I ask about registration is I haven't researched enough yet to know whether or not it has to be registered should I ever decide to sell it. I don't have any intention of doing so right now, obviously, I just got it, but maybe later on down the road. I have a lot to learn in regards to the gun laws in my state. I've been reading and researching as much as I can. It's great to have places like this forum. Very insightful and educational.

Thanks again guys.

EiteCombat 02-24-2012 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bkace4 (Post 719233)
Thanks for the quick replies. I have the registration card that came with the gun (Ruger). The reason I ask about registration is I haven't researched enough yet to know whether or not it has to be registered should I ever decide to sell it. I don't have any intention of doing so right now, obviously, I just got it, but maybe later on down the road. I have a lot to learn in regards to the gun laws in my state. I've been reading and researching as much as I can. It's great to have places like this forum. Very insightful and educational.

Thanks again guys.

That Ruger registration card is usually referring to the warranty. However, if the gov't decided to make that particular gun illegal, I wouldn't be surprised if they tapped manufacturers records for that stuff.

orangello 02-24-2012 09:34 PM

OH, you meant "should i send in the warranty card on my new firearm". :rolleyes: That is a bit different.

Google "gun registration" and you will understand why most rational firearms owners would not support "registration" of firearms as was carried out by the Nazi party and certain less firearms-friendly states of the U.S.

bkt 02-24-2012 10:14 PM

If you are legally not obliged to register it, why is there a means by which you could register it? That makes no sense.

If, by law, you should register it then please do so.

danf_fl 02-25-2012 09:30 AM

In other words, check the laws of your state (or country if overseas).

Ranger-6 02-25-2012 09:56 AM

If someone tries to steal your identity, you have a birth certificate.
If someone tries to steal your house, you have a deed.
If someone tries to steal your car, you have a title.
If someone tries to steal your money, you have a bank account number.
If someone tries to steal your guns, you have a registration.

If someone tries to steal your woman, you let them...


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