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Handgun Gift across state lines

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by IronMonster, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Is it lawful to give your adult child a handgun that resides in another state?


    I am assuming it is not, it's still an interstate transfer, but curious if anyone as a real answer.

    He is in Oregon. Assuming a gift is not lawful can I transport the handgun to him in Oregon to an FFL to make the transfer or do I have to have a FFL in Washington send it to a Oregon FFL?


    All this is so screwed up, probably what I should do is sell the gun I want to give him , send him the cash and he can go buy the same one in Oregon losing probably $100 in the process.
     
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  2. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I am not sure about giving to a family member in Oregon, but I bought a Ruger 22/45 from a Vancouver,WA resident, and here is what we did:

    He met me at my FFL in Beaverton, OR, handed them the handgun, they ran the background check on me, when it was clear, I handed him the money for the gun, handed the money to the FFL for the background check, they handed me the gun, and I walked out. Done.

    You will have to make sure the FFL is OK with doing a transfer like this, as some may not be willing.
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  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    If you died and left it to him it would be OK otherwise it needs to go through an FFL.
     
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  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    How about if I complicate things further. The handgun is held in a trust (as all of my firearms are) and my son is named as a Trustee

    Since he is entitled to posses the items in the trust in a way the handgun is already his (it's his as much as it is mine anyway since its held in the trust)

    Now what?
     
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  5. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Unless you think your son is setting up an ATF sting on you, I'd just give it to him and be done with it.
     
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  6. kenboy

    kenboy salem, oregon GOD BLESS AMERICA Bronze Supporter

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    Hopefully your sons last name is not Prozanski.....
     
  7. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I'm not a lawyer nor do I play one on the internet..

    but wow, that's a complication. One would assume that with him being a partial owner of the items in a trust that would be allowed for him to have access to the trust held items at any point in time. (also assuming he has a copy of paperwork)...

    Why you gotta throw an iron into the fire like this? Good question though. I have no advice other than to compliment you on your rubik cube.
     
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  8. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    Just "lend" it to him. And never ask for it back.
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    There ya go;)
     
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  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How about issuing a "grantor of use" to your son, since he's a trustee of the gun trust.
    Just extend the return date far into the future.
    Here's a simple explanation from the net.

    Trustee Grant of Use. This piece within the gun trust provides important identification for the trustee. It clearly states the individual is a Special Independent Trustee and that they are permitted to possess specific firearms at a given time.
     
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  11. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Is the gun in your name (bought new through a ffl) if not who is to know who owned it.
     
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  12. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    110% agree
     
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    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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  14. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    When it comes to my safety, I don't give a rat's a$$ about any laws. When it comes to close, trustable family members, ditto.

    If you wanna follow the law as I know it, (and I'm not a lawyer either) a long gun can be transferred to an out of state buyer in your state. A handgun has to be transferred in his state of residence.
    My knowledge of trusts is nil.

    Read between the lines and you know what I'd do
     
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