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Gun as a gift

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by dtrain, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. dtrain

    dtrain Oregon New Member

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    I have 2 handguns that I have had for many years. I bought them new so I know they are not stolen. I haven't used them in years and don't want the responsibility of owning them any longer.

    Is it legal to give them away? Is there anything I should know before I give them away?

    I live in Oregon
     
  2. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Just make sure that the person(s) you give them too are legal to own, and are likely not to use them in a crime.
    Person(s) must be Oregon residents, or you must use an FFL to transfer them.

    Look through this post for legal issues.

    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/legal-political/8602-firearms-laws-questions.html

    Just a thought, why not sell them. Classified sections on this board will provide a venue for that.
     
  3. 66goat

    66goat Oregon, Hillsboro Member

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    I believe if they go across state lines you are required to use a ffl regardless of gift or selling.
     
  4. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    I also believe this to be true.
     
  5. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    You do not need an FFL transfer for an instate gift. only if you give it to someone that does not live in Oregon.
     
  6. dtrain

    dtrain Oregon New Member

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    I might sell one. A family member wants one.
     
  7. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Correct. If you are an Oregon resident, and the guns are in your possession, then you may give it to another Oregon resident without using an FFL to transfer them. Only if you give/sell/trade to an out of state resident.