Transporting a rifle. Oh, it's not mine. (TX)

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    Transporting a rifle. Oh, it's not mine. (TX)

    A buddy of mine has asked me to transport a rifle that he has purchased from someone, since I'm in the seller's city and I'm visiting him soon.

    We are both in Texas. Is there anything I should be concerned about? Do I need some special paperwork to do this? The rifle is not mine.

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    IMO: Nope, if you can legally own a firearm, you're good to go.

    I may be wrong, I wonder if the ATF would consider this a straw purchase?

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    How could it be a straw purchase if the one guy is merely transporting it for the other guy. Surely the ATF is smart enuf to finger that out if it were to even come up?
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    If it was a individual to individual sale there is no paperwork the ATF would even know about.
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    The one problem you may run into is this,as far as buying from a dealer IIRC you can buy long guns in an adjoining state to your home state including private sales,but you cannot legally buy a handgun or long gun in another state not adjoining yours and take possession of it there,it would need to be transferred from a dealer there to a dealer in your home state,your buddy may be asking you to break the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    The one problem you may run into is this,as far as buying from a dealer IIRC you can buy long guns in an adjoining state to your home state including private sales,but you cannot legally buy a handgun or long gun in another state not adjoining yours and take possession of it there,it would need to be transferred from a dealer there to a dealer in your home state,your buddy may be asking you to break the law.
    Somebody like HOTGUNS will know for sure
    He said both are in TX, but you raise an important point Texans need to keep in mind regarding long guns. As I understand it, this restriction on long guns is a TX thing and maybe a few other states do it too, but it state law, backed by ATF regs.

    E.g., As a Texan I can't buy a shotgun in CT because it isn't an adjacent state to TX. OTOH, the CT FFL was willing
    to sell to my son who lives in PA because PA doesn't have the "adjacent state" law for long guns.
    Complicated stuff, and one can never be 100% sure what the rules /law are.

    Agree-- OP should ask HG.
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    ...if you're not prohibited from owning a firearm, and it's a legal rifle...not fully auto or too short, no problem...no laws in Texas about long guns in the car...doesn't even have to be concealed, as does a handgun...
    Quote Originally Posted by otley View Post
    A buddy of mine has asked me to transport a rifle that he has purchased from someone, since I'm in the seller's city and I'm visiting him soon.

    We are both in Texas. Is there anything I should be concerned about? Do I need some special paperwork to do this? The rifle is not mine.

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    ...this is all taking place within Texas, according to the OP''s post...no problem...
    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    The one problem you may run into is this,as far as buying from a dealer IIRC you can buy long guns in an adjoining state to your home state including private sales,but you cannot legally buy a handgun or long gun in another state not adjoining yours and take possession of it there,it would need to be transferred from a dealer there to a dealer in your home state,your buddy may be asking you to break the law.
    Somebody like HOTGUNS will know for sure

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    Would this be any different if your friend was at your house with the rifle and lent it to you for a while and then when you were done you brought it back to him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by otley View Post
    A buddy of mine has asked me to transport a rifle that he has purchased from someone, since I'm in the seller's city and I'm visiting him soon.

    We are both in Texas. Is there anything I should be concerned about? Do I need some special paperwork to do this? The rifle is not mine.
    I can only assume that it is an individual to individual sale, since if he bought it from an FFL he would have had to been there to fill out the 4473 and sign for the gun and could have taken it home right then and there.

    There is nothing that has to be done to transport a firearm in Texas that isn't yours. I have lent and borrowed guns, both rifles and pistols, to and from friends and it is not an issue.

    The ONLY thing I would be concerned about in transporting a firearm I don't know anything about is that it isn't a stolen firearm or prohibited weapon like Snub44 mentioned.
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    ...farronwolf, I had to laugh at myself...stolen never crossed my mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    ...farronwolf, I had to laugh at myself...stolen never crossed my mind...
    These days you never know.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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