Illinois inheritance / gifting of guns in the family

Illinois inheritance / gifting of guns in the family

This is a discussion on Illinois inheritance / gifting of guns in the family within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Hello all. I have some questions on how I can take ownership of my father's guns, since he just passed away. I am a resident ...

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Illinois inheritance / gifting of guns in the family

  1. #1
    New Member Array 00011011's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Hoffman Estates, IL
    Posts
    5

    Illinois inheritance / gifting of guns in the family

    Hello all.

    I have some questions on how I can take ownership of my father's guns, since he just passed away. I am a resident of Illinois (not Chicago), and I do have a FOID and some other guns already. My father had a Ruger 22 rifle and a single-barrel shotgun. My step-mother (they were married) is currently in possession of them. She does not want them, but is afraid of the legal ramifications of giving them to me. So, my question are:

    Could I take the guns as inheritance directly from my father, despite that they were not mentioned in the will?

    If not, can she legally gift them to me? Can this be done without government involvement / registration / paperwork?

    Thank you!


  2. #2
    VIP Member Array SIGguy229's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Kommie-fornia-stan
    Posts
    7,101
    See: http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/9-049.pdf

    Both buyer and seller need a FOID ...if mom doesn't have one, she cannot transfer it to you. So pay the $10 have her get a FOID, transfer it to you; keep record of the transfer for 10 years. Keep it simple. I do not recommend going through an FFL. Not needed for personal property between family. Since there is no gun registration in IL, there are no legal ramifications.
    Magazine <> clip - know the difference

    martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
    You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know

  3. #3
    New Member Array 00011011's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Hoffman Estates, IL
    Posts
    5
    Thank you very much for that information.

    She is not selling them to me though, I am inquiring if she can "gift" them to me, or if I can just claim gifted or inherited from my father?

  4. #4
    New Member Array 00011011's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Hoffman Estates, IL
    Posts
    5
    Can she gift them to me without a FOID?

    or better yet, can I just take them as inheritance from my father, despite that they were not mentioned in his will?

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

gifting a gun in illinois

,

how to register an inherited gun in illinois

,

illinois firearm inheritance

,

illinois gun inheritance

,

illinois gun inheritance laws

,

inherit gun illinois

,

inherited firearms illinois

,
inherited gun illinois
,

inherited guns illinois

,

inherited guns in chicago, il

,

inheriting firearms in illinois

,

inheriting guns in illinois

Click on a term to search for related topics.