can I borrow my uncles rifle

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by brianramirez, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. brianramirez

    brianramirez New Member

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    If I get pulled over would their be a problem cause its not mine
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No one would know you are not the owner.
     

  3. brianramirez

    brianramirez New Member

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  4. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the type of fire arm, how it was purchased, the state, and how the cop feels about guns. A cop against private firearm ownership can always find a question to raise.
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Yep, state laws can have a lot to say about it. How old are you? What type of rifle? Where are you taking it? What state? Do you have any feline charges against you or have you ever been convicted of domestic violence or have any other legal or mental health conditions that prevent you from owning or being in possession of a gun?

    Not such a simple question.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Doc- think your autocorrect mode just switched felony to feline. :D

    OK- you are asking a LEGAL question without giving us any information to work with.

    WHERE are you? Places like Illinois, you must have an FOID. Is there any reason you could not possess a rifle? Is it legal for someone of your age IN YOUR STATE to possess a rifle?

    In general, it is legal to loan someone a firearm, however, that can vary with the exact circumstances.

    Good questions get good answers, so give us something to help you.
     
  7. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    Well, if you borrow it to rob a bank and get caught, you are in deep poo poo!:D
     
  8. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Dern ol' autocorrect.
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Don't you think that is a question you should be asking the owner of the rifle? I cannot give you permission to borrow someonelse's gun
     
  10. LeadSlanger

    LeadSlanger New Member

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    Dang.....beat me to it. I was going to say that it's really up to his uncle. :D
     
  11. brianramirez

    brianramirez New Member

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    I'm in texas and I believe my uncles rifle is a weatherby 30-06
     
  12. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    And your age? That matters.

    In general for a person 18 years of age or older, Texas does not regulate the possession of long guns.
     
  13. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    In Germany, a hunter can borrow another hunter's longarms. The owner writes a signed letter with shotgun/rifle's information, and gives the period of time the gun is to be borrowed. There is a time limit according to law, but I have no idea what it is. You cannot borrow a handgun. Anyways, maybe having a letter from the owner is a good idea. I would include the owner's contact info too.
     
  14. brianramirez

    brianramirez New Member

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    Yes I'm off age
    just new to guns so I didn't have the slightest idea

    just bought my three firearms this year
     
  15. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You are only allowed 3 firearms purchases per year?
     
  16. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Brian,
    If you are of legal age, reside in Texas, can legally posses firearms, and have your uncles permission, then yes you can borrow his rifle.

    Thanks for the extra info. Welcome to the forum, and to firearms in general.
     
  17. brianramirez

    brianramirez New Member

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    I hope not haha
     
  18. brianramirez

    brianramirez New Member

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    Thank you.