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Getting a gun from Texas to Washington

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Nickb, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    My boss went down to Texas for a family reunion and his Aunt gave him his Dads old .22 pistol. How does he get the pistol back to Washington? Does he have to ship it through an FFL? We have never dealt with out of state purchases or passed down guns from relatives.
     
  2. shootnscoot

    shootnscoot Wa Well-Known Member

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    Declare it at the airport and fly home with it?
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Its his gun. PROPERLY pack it and bring it home.
     
  4. cmica

    cmica puy Active Member

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    DING..DING..Ding
     
  5. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
  6. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    And if for some reason he doesn't want to pack it in checked luggage, he can ship it directly to himself at home as well. I think it has to be fedex overnight shipping.
     
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    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    Is it really his gun at that point? It didn't become his gun in his home state, and my previous research has indicated that he needs to ship via an FFL. I've talked with various licensees and lawyers and they have come to the same conclusion.
     
  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I am not a lawyer but I can post the Federal law.........

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/922

    (a)(3)(A) shall not preclude any person who lawfully acquires a firearm by bequest or intestate succession in a State other than his State of residence from transporting the firearm into or receiving it in that State, if it is lawful for such person to purchase or possess such firearm in that State,
     
  9. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, I have done this from Florida when I have visited my Grandfather at his place there he heads to for the winter.
     
  10. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    He bought a case today and called the airline to get all of their rules. He will be flying home with it.

    Thanks for all the replies!
     
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