Gifting a handgun across state lines.

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by eatmydust, Mar 7, 2014.

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  1. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    I live in PA, do I need to go through a FFL in order to give my brother in MD a gift of a handgun?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    P.S. - He can legally own a gun in his home state.
     
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  2. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    My opinion (not advice) if he can legal own a firearm. What it is given or received between friends much less family members is no ones (especially the governments) business.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Across state lines is still a transfer whether or not monies are involved.

    Go through an FFL and be legal.
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes .



    no offense and none taken
     
  5. JohnJak

    JohnJak New Member

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    FFL all the way.
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You need an FFL. Balota bought me a rifle. He lives in Oklahoma, I live in Illinois. To legally give that rifle to me, we had to go through an FFL. It was simple and painless. Just a hassle we didn't think we'd have to go through.
     
  7. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Thanks for all of your input.:)
     
  8. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    I'm sure as heck not recommending you break the law and you should probably do as these other wise people recommend BUT if it was me and I was giving it to someone I trusted to not do something stupid with it, which is the only kind of person I would give it to, I would just go give it to him. The paper trail would end now but thats just me. I'm tired of big brother tracking everything I do. I know the FFL doesn't send the 4473 to the gubmint till they close shop but sooner or later they will get it. Damn, now the NSA has this post.

    Sent from my SCH-I925 using Firearms Talk mobile app
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I would like to see the gifting of guns to family members across state lines removed from the laws in currently in place. But only under those conditions. To family members.

    But, someone that was elected to office has decided that transaction is part of interstate commerce.

    Go figure.
     
  10. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes I would. Maybe more people would say 'enough is enough'. We all will reach the 'limit', hopefully before 'they' have taken ALL our rights away are in complete control!:(
     
  11. G30USMC

    G30USMC Active Member Supporter

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    House cleaning performed

    FirearmsTalk does not permit illegal activity, please refrain from posting such content
     
  12. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sorry to hear free speech is 'illegal activity'!:(
     
  13. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    G30 probably meant that someone posted an idea that is illegal, and he deleted it. That right?
     
  14. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I posted that 'I' had had enough and would not 'ask' the government for permission to give my kids or grandkids guns....(non violent civil disobedience)
    According to some posters the 'government' REQUIRES that if you wish to give a family member a gun who lives in another state you MUST ask the government for permission to do so, in the form of a background check,(requiring you to go through FFL dealers on both ends)WHICH IS JUST WRONG ANYWAY YOU CUT IT and I refuse to comply and my post was removed. :mad: If you have not noticed, I am an activist and I thought this was the proper place to state my concerns and state how I intended to oppose the wrongs I see, was I wrong????:confused:
    If others wish to be sheepeople and comply, that is their choice.:(
     
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  15. G30USMC

    G30USMC Active Member Supporter

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    That is correct

    Posting of illegal or immoral information is against the forums rules and regs
     
  16. G30USMC

    G30USMC Active Member Supporter

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    Not going through a FFL for out of state purchase of a firearm is illegal activity
     
  17. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The question is not what is legal or illegal, but what is right or wrong.
    I guess if Rosa Parks were posting here in the 60's and she said she was tired of going to the back of the bus or giving up her seat for a white person and she was not going to do it any more you would remove her post because what she was going to do was 'illegal;'??????:confused:
     
  18. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Giving a family member a gift is not a 'purchase' even if the guberment try's to make it such.;)
     
  19. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Immoral? Say what now?

    I'm all for not telling people how to circumvent laws we don't agree with (at least outside PM's ;) ), but what is this "morality clause" business? I'm pretty sure we have a significant variance in morals amongst the forum members. Whose morals are we using here and can you define "moral" and "immoral" for us?
     
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