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A friend of mine recently received a firearm as a gift from a mutual friend of ours. However, they did no type of transfer of any sort. I told them that wasn't a good idea and that they should transfer it through a FFL deal for legality reasons. The issue is that we in the military and they both have different states of residence, and to make the issue harder one of them executed orders to a different state. What is the best course of action to avoid any type of legal blowback. Can anyone provide some insight on advice I can pass on? Thank you.
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If both are stationed in the same state officially, then there should be no problem. It's just like two state residents transfering a gun. The fact that there was no paperwork is not a problem. Most states consider military "stationed" in their state to be residents for most aspects etc... even if they maintain state residency back home.
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Never been in the military, but I am pretty sure they have a legal department . One, or both, of them should probably contact their base legal dept. ( I feel stupid not knowing the name. )
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...a call to the BATF should prove helpful...I've always gotten great response and accurate answers...or you can look up online
ATF Publication 5300.4 of Sep 2005 and dig it out of the manual...
Question (B11) on page 179 may be helpful...
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What does Idaho state law say? That would be my first concern.
If both of them were of legal age to own the gun and meet the federal regulations to possess the gun, there should be no issue with the BATFE. State and local laws apply where the transfer took place.
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If it's okay to sell your gun to anyone you want (ie, the famous "gun show" loop hole) why can't a gun be gifted to anyone of your choosing? Providing age statutes, ex-felon, not on probation, junk is taken into consideration.
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It is now a done deal according to your post, and even if it was not done properly it will be difficult to row the boat
back. Maybe since it doesn't involve you, MYOB might be the best policy?
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...it's not OK to sell your gun to anyone you want, if one has residence in one state and one has residence in another state, without a transfer through an FFL taking place in the receiver's state...whether it's a sale or a gift
yes. parusing the Idaho handgun laws and transfer of firearms regulations, military stationed more than 90 days is considered a resident in the eyes of the law, and as such i could find no further restrictions on private sales. so your friend is legal. the only issue at hand is what the rules and regs concerning guns in your friends new state when he moves.
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