I see you are in MN - there is no registration in MN, so the question does not apply, assuming you are asking about carrying in MN... So the answer to your 'real question' is an unequivocal YES.With a permit to carry is it legal to carry a gun that is not registered in your name? the real questions is can i carry a handgun that my dad bought for me when i was 18?
INAL -- However, as I understand it, a gun bought as a gift to someone who can legally possess it is not the same as a proxy purchase under Federal or Virginia Law.I'd also review the ATF's standards for what a straw purchase is, as what you described above classifies as one.
Don't feel Ignorantwow i feel ignorant. I also e-mailed my sheriffs office and they told me the same thing that minnesota does not register guns. I just turned 21 and do not have my permit to carry yet and am on day 12 of 30 waiting for my permit in the mail. thanks for all the good info peeps.
Sorry, but wrong. From the ATF FAQ page:..........I'd also review the ATF's standards for what a straw purchase is, as what you described above classifies as one.
Hoss(B14) May a parent or guardian purchase firearms or ammunition as a gift for a juvenile (less than 18 years of age)? [Back]
Yes. However, possession of handguns by juveniles (less than 18 years of age) is generally unlawful. Juveniles generally may only receive and possess handguns with the written permission of a parent or guardian for limited purposes, e.g., employment, ranching, farming, target practice or hunting.
[18 U.S.C. 922(x)]
See post by cvhoss above.I used to work at a gun shop and sell these weapons. Its called a straw sale, purchasing a handgun for another to use. Its a fedaral crime. ATF forbids it. But any gun that has serial number or somthing that used to resemble can be traced, so I think you trust dad to not buy a gun w/a body on it, so no worries!