This is a discussion on Lending a gun? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by All_Business She doesn't think she needs one ponch. In no way is she against guns, but she doesn't want to shell out ...
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Lending a gun is a bad idea, for the reasons stated in previous posts (Ramrods in particular).
Do you both live in the same state? If so you can do a private sale - you may want a bill of sale for proof of the transfer. Of course if you do that you will lose title to the gun and you can't "ask" for it back.
Things go south, including relationships. One of the last thing you want is for her to be in possession of the loaner if you break up, and then when you ask for it back she says "Oh, THAT gun...yeah, I sold/gave/lost it...
Or, as another poster suggested, just marry her. That will get rid of all of your problems!
OP, if you do decide to loan a gun to your lady friend (which I strongly discourage for the reasons previously listed) definitely make sure you are within the law while doing so.
RamRod............kinda' off the subject but not really......In the last 3 years I have bought my 5 grandchildren their first .22 rifles. The FFL sorta remembers me and says "whatcha' doin" with all these .22's" ??? Gift's for the grandchildren I say. "Nothing wrong with that" he says. Is he wrong ??????? Am I a law breaker ??????
Sure, lend her the Keltec.
"When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."
Sell it to her for a dollar (then buy her a Coke) and just do the transfer at an FFL. She's safe, you're not liable.
At first I was thinking face to face was alright for handguns because that's how I took possession of my firearms from my parents (I'm a PA resident) when I was old enough, but then I remembered that it only applied to families, or something like that.
Last edited by tubadude; February 21st, 2012 at 12:23 AM.
And as to the girlfriend would you loan her out to a motorcycle gang NO same with a gun. You are responsible for anything that happens with that gun, if you are going to give it to her you need to do a transfer letter both sign both have copies with copies of pa drivers license. Pa is like florida in this regard no registration
I agree with fireman have her move in to your place, that'll save some money and she's got you babe...
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Lawyers always seek the deepest pockets. If you lend your GF a gun and she uses it, you may be confident that you will lose a heck of a lot of money when the lawyers come after you. (You don't have to be guilty of anything or have broken any law; it is simply about the money.)
Give or sell her a gun, with the legal paperwork showing that she now owns the gun, not you.
Lots of speculation in this thread.
My feeling is this...
LOAN her the gun. Loan her one that you don't ever expect to see again. That way if you don't, no big deal.
If it is legal for you to loan it to her, then don't worry about the hype. Its just a piece of personal property that you loaned her and if it does happen to save her life if she has to use it, then it has done its job.
When you loan it to her, be sure that she is competent with it, so some training is in order here. It would be irresponsible of you to not ensure that she can safely handle it. You need to also coach her on when to or not to use it and make sure that is knows the lethal force laws where you live.
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Personally, I wouldn't loan anyone a gun except my wife in the event her's was broken. You're better off lending them your dog because it can provide a reasonable degree of protection, it can't be easily used to commit a felony, most likely won't be stolen, and it can find its own way home.