Hi all, I posted this same question on Reddit, but I didn't get much of a response there. I was wondering if you could help me out... If I-594 were to be interpreted the way it is actually written, letting someone else hold your gun is considered a transfer, and in order to be legal, you would need to undergo a background check in order to hold the weapon. Aside from the problems this law creates, it might make it legally impossible for anyone from out of state to comply with the law. The way I understand federal background checks is that the only time a transfer can take place between two people from two different states is to have a FFL dealer run the background check in the state of the person taking possession. My friend lives in Washington. I live in Oregon. In order for me to hold/use/borrow his pistol I would need to undergo background checks in Washington. But I'm not sure I can because under federal law, the background check would need to take place in Oregon. What do you think?