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Handgun registration

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SueJohn, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. SueJohn

    SueJohn Sherwood, Oregon New Member

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    Hello I am looking for information on Handgun registration.

    My father gave me a .357 on my 20th Birthday. This was 24 years ago. I have had the gun in my possession for the last 24 years. But at the time I was 20 and the gun was put in his name. What do I have to do to have it registered in my name. Is there anything that needs to be done? I am looking and can not find a way to do this.

    Thanks for your help, Sue
     
  2. JohnnyCauc

    JohnnyCauc Portland, OR Member

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    Absolutely nothing.
    I'll assume he lived/passed away/was a resident of Oregon.
    As this was 24 years ago, any questions over his estate have likely been resolved. If you're legal, it's legal.
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    There is NO such thing on a Federal level which is why you cant find it. There are a few states that require some registration of certain firearms, but non are in the PNW.
     
  4. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    You don't have ti do anything. OR doesn't have registration. Your father's name would have been in the FFL's record's but your father could transfer it after that.
     
  5. Teufel_Hunden

    Teufel_Hunden Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Sue,

    With all due respect. Why would you want to "register" it?

    Its not stolen therfore your legal ownership cannot be questioned.

    I'd say the less my government knows....the better.

    T_H
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Sue, as long as you have no criminal or mental health record that might bar you from possession, you need do nothing.. start out with .38 Specials and work your way up to hotter +P 38s and then maybe .357 magnums, and enjoy. I would recommend you take a gun safety course if you have not, and in the meantime please read this and live by it

    NRA Gun Safety Rules

    A safe direction means you NEVER EVER EVER "sweep" another person with a firearm. If you cannot move it safely stay still and wait. There is no such thing as an "empty" firearm in this regard
     
  7. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    And if you don't want it any more, I'm sure you could put up a quick add with a picture and someone would legally take it off your hands.
    M
     
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  8. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    North American Atta~boys if anyone figures out this post
     
  9. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to do anything ..
     
  10. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Registering a firearm is something Hollywood came up with (and the liberal media proliferate).
     
  11. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Your question has been answered :)

    Welcome to the forums by the way.
     
  12. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    What about the states that actually have registration? Is that just hollywood too?
     
  13. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    They don't register the firearm, the register you. (i.e. Illinois' FOID cards, Firearms owner ID). In NY and NC you have to get a permit to buy a pistol. Hawaii requires a permit to buy ammo. California and Massachusetts just limits what you can buy.

    This is why I live in oregon, only hassle is getting a suppressor, full auto, or short barrel rifle.
     
  14. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I dont live in any of those places so I may be wrong but I thought gun "make, model, serial number" was included as registered to you. Is that not the case? If they run the serial number does it not come up with the owners name?

    I know with NFA (SBR, SBS, FA, DD, AOW, silencer) the item IS registered.
     
  15. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    Nope. If they popo runs the serial number it will only come back if it's listed as being stolen.

    If ATF runs the serial number they will only be able to trace it back to the last FFL that sold it.

    All that TV and movie crime show stuff isn't real.

    H
     
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  16. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Remember in the movie "Red Dawn" after invading the town, the head guy says "Go to the sporting goods store and pull all the gun records, round up everyone on those forms".

    It's up to the FFL who sells the gun to identify purchaser? That was the good ol days, Guess OSP and NICS has the same info in a database.
     
  17. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Technically the OSP and NICS are only supposed to keep it for x years. Or some such fairy tale. Who actually believes that?
     
  18. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Looks like registration to me. At a state level. Am I missing something?


    Firearm Registration - Hawaii Police Department

    Registration of Firearms

    Once you receive a permit to acquire a firearm, you must register all firearms with the Hawaiʻi Police Department within five days of purchase or acquisition.

    If you move to Hawaiʻi and bring in a firearm of any description, you must register the firearm within 72 hours after the firearm enters the state.

    To register a firearm, transport the unloaded firearm to the Hawaiʻi Police Department in a closed container. Do not bring any ammunition with you.

    Once you register a firearm, the registration will remain valid until you sell or otherwise dispose of the weapon.



    NYS Gun Laws | NY Firearms - New York Firearm & Gun Ownership, Laws, Politics, Weapons | NY Firearms

    Each handgun possessed must be listed on the license by make, model, caliber and serial number. The only exception is possession of a properly licensed handgun by another licensee or license applicant at a target range.



    https://portal.chicagopolice.org/po...irearm Registration/Firearms News Release.pdf

    After obtaining a Chicago Firearms Permit, residents can purchase a firearm. Residents must then register their firearm within 5 days with the Chicago Police Department.
    Only one handgun can be registered in any 30-day period. The cost is a one-time $15 fee per firearm, and the person will be required to file an annual report.
    To register a firearm the owner must provide information on the type of weapon, the manufacturer, the serial number, where it was obtained or purchased and where the weapon will be located.



    More

    http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/firearms/forms/volreg.pdf

    https://mircs.chs.state.ma.us/fa10/action/home?app_context=home&app_action=presentHome

    Metropolitan Police Department: Gun Registration
     
  19. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Here in the PNW for Title 1 firearms that is correct.

    If they run the serial on my NFA item you can bet it pulls up to my name and address, they ARE registered.

    I am assuming that in STATES that have registration on Title 1 firearms the same thing happens.
     
  20. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Nevada also requires registration of your specific CC handgun