Legal Requirements When Given A Gun
My brother-in-law has a number of guns. He has suggested giving me a couple of them. I was just wondering what the legal ramifications are i.e. registration; carrying a gun not bought through an FFL dealer with all the paperwork etc. What are your thoughts on this?
If you want to give a firearm to a person in noncontiguous state, you must go through a FFL. This applies to both handguns and long guns unless the law has changed. Many states allow residents from contiguous states to purchase long guns, i.e. if you live in Nevada you can buy a long gun in Utah. Handguns always need to go through a FFL if the transfer is interstate. Some states require a FFL even intrastate. I'm sure ATF would look at storing in another state as a transfer, don't go there.
Originally Posted by Rustynuts