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Gifting to family members across state lines? Oregon/Washington

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by michaels, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. michaels

    michaels oregon Active Member

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    I searched the forums, and called a dealer.
    (grumpy old men, one day I hope to stand tall in your ranks)

    Here's the question.
    I live in Oregon, my father in Washington

    Can I gift a handgun to my father, without paperwork?

    Totally willing to do the paperwork, just I hate the stuff.

    FFL's please comment.

    Thank you.
     
  2. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yep, takes a WA FFL to legally transfer the handgun, then they will add the sales/use tax to it even though it's a gift. They will have to get a book value on the handgun and use it. A bill of sale for $1.00 won't work anymore.

    But you might find one that doesn't follow the law and will not charge the tax.
     
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I would just take YOUR gun up to his house and leave YOUR gun there on loan to him.......

    Here is the appropriate text from the link above, "A person may borrow or rent a firearm in any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes.".
     
  5. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    They are still out there.
     
  6. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    That's what I'd do too, although I'd bet that the state defines how long "temporary" lasts.
     
  7. michaels

    michaels oregon Active Member

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    Thanks all, looks like i need to find someone up in seattle for transfer.
     
  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    How are they going to prove how long you had it? The is NO registration in most states, none in our area.
     
  9. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about you guys, but I wanna know what kinda firearms pops is getting lol. Well you don't have to share but I just figured I ask :)
     
  10. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Nah, not so much.
     
  11. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I agree, it would be pretty difficult for the state to prove an unbroken duration of the "temporary" loan, but that wouldn't keep lawmakers from trying to define how long the loan could be for.
     
  12. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    There is no time limit on a "loan" of a firearm either fed or WA. It is a temporary loan, I would expect you would outlive your father, and inherit the handgun back anyway. No? I had all but one of my fathers guns "on loan" until he died...about 35 years...they were his guns, and if he wanted them back all he needed to do was ask. When he died, they all became mine, even the one he kept.

    The feds have removed the restriction (2010) for interstate long gun transfers FTF, but they haven't changed the rules on handguns "Yet". Anyway, Just loan the weapon to you dad. Seattle does not need your tax money to waste.
     
  13. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    This was asked a few weeks back.Maybe not with these two states though.

    I said if your dad would be CC the handgun then you might want to transfer it.Just in case he does have to shoot some SOB.
    But if dad is going to target shoot and use the thing for hunting,I would drop it of at the house and not look back.

    I mean Dad aint looken to make some extra money with it is he?
     
  14. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    And they WILL get caught. Mike at Brightwater did a few years ago. Had to pay the tax owed out of his pocket except for a few that paid him back.
     
  15. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Several years ago my Dad gave me his Dad's Winchester Model 1894 while I was out visiting my folks in Wyoming. Did I break a law by bringing it back with me?