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    Need advice in Florida - gifting a handgun in Florida

    I am in need of a little advice from some forum members in Florida. Here in Pennsylvania a parent may gift a handgun to their child of legal age without the normally required transfer.

    (c) Duty of other persons.--Any person who is not a licensed
    importer, manufacturer or dealer and who desires to sell or
    transfer a firearm to another unlicensed person shall do so only
    upon the place of business of a licensed importer, manufacturer,
    dealer or county sheriff's office, the latter of whom shall
    follow the procedure set forth in this section as if he were the
    seller of the firearm. The provisions of this section shall not
    apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a
    parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and
    grandchild.

    This was taken from the Pennsylvania Statute of CRIMES AND OFFENSES TITLE 18 Sec 6111.27.

    My question is, does Florida law provide for a similar situation?

    I have researched this and have not found the answer on my own. Perhaps the laws in Florida just do not specify such a transfer as legal therefore it would be illegal. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Jack

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    Do both parties reside in Florida is probably the first thing anyone would need to know. If not then you would need to transfer the handgun via an FFL in Florida.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    Do both parties reside in Florida is probably the first thing anyone would need to know. If not then you would need to transfer the handgun via an FFL in Florida.
    THis is possibly the case but not necessarily. If the gun is going to be hand delivered or picked up by the new owner in person there is probably a method that won't require an FFL transfer.

    I can almost guarantee though that if the gun is going to be shipped it will have to go through an FFL.
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    Your allowed to buy a gun as a gift as long as the person receiving the gun doesn't give you any money(straw purchase) for it and they are not prohibited in possessing the firearm(felon). Its explained in the fine print on the back of a 4473 form. So lets say you wanted to buy whoever a gun. Go down to your local shop, fill out a 4473, and buy it as if you were buying it for yourself. Afterwards you can give it to whoever you wish, as long as they are not prohibited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSig? View Post
    Your allowed to buy a gun as a gift as long as the person receiving the gun doesn't give you any money(straw purchase) for it and they are not prohibited in possessing the firearm(felon). Its explained in the fine print on the back of a 4473 form. So lets say you wanted to buy whoever a gun. Go down to your local shop, fill out a 4473, and buy it as if you were buying it for yourself. Afterwards you can give it to whoever you wish, as long as they are not prohibited.
    ...and (without an FFL) both people live in Florida!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    Do both parties reside in Florida is probably the first thing anyone would need to know. If not then you would need to transfer the handgun via an FFL in Florida.
    Scott,
    Thought I would add this to perhaps keep the thread going.
    To clarify the question. No, the handguns are in Florida, the recipient is in Pennsylvania. Also, there would be no need to have them shipped. It's likely they will be transported by the recipient.

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