Can a firearm be owned jointly by two people or a married couple the same as a house or car? Can a husband buy a firearm for his wife? Specifically, a lady here in Oregon who has her CHL went to purchase her first firearm last week but was told by the gunshop that her background check was flagged by the Oregon State Police and they would get back to her in MARCH with a yes or no. I am wondering if her husband, also a CHL holder, can buy the pistol and gift it to her? She is not a prohibited person. She just does not want to wait in limbo for a month. With a married couple why does it even matter? In my house whoever reaches the safe at the foot of the bed first gets the gun. Most likely my wife since I sleep like a log.