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    Question What do I need to do to give a pistol to my son??????

    We are going to spend Christmas with my oldest son and his family. Can't wait to see the grandkids! Anyway, I was going to give my son one of my pistols and maybe a rifle. I've never given a pistol/firearm to someone so I don't know the process. What do I have to do to get it in his name. Go to a local gunshop where he lives and they can take care of it? Your guys help, like always, is greatly appreciated.
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    if i am not mistaken you can just give him the gun. family can gift firearms to one another just like a no-paper in state transfer.

    and "in his name"? pish-posh! that sounds like registration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broondog View Post
    if i am not mistaken you can just give him the gun. family can gift firearms to one another just like a no-paper in state transfer.

    and "in his name"? pish-posh! that sounds like registration.
    He lives in New Mexico and I live in North Carolina.
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    I'd just give them too him.

    However, if you feel you need to CYA, transfer it like you would if you were selling it to an out of state person. (IE ship it too a FFL holder in his state and have them transfer it to him.)

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    Just give it to him and remind him that you gave it to him when he lived at home...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK-J View Post
    I'd just give them too him.

    However, if you feel you need to CYA, transfer it like you would if you were selling it to an out of state person. (IE ship it too a FFL holder in his state and have them transfer it to him.)
    He can take it with him to the FFL and do the transfer, if he feels the need to do a CYA transfer. No need to ship it seperately, since he's going there himself.

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    Do I need to give him the purchase receipt either way I give the weapons to him?
    Last edited by cciota; 11-23-2010 at 04:31 PM.
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    Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast for it is a human number,
    its number is Six hundred and sixty six."

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    There are no laws requiring a receipt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cciota View Post
    We are going to spend Christmas with my oldest son and his family. Can't wait to see the grandkids! Anyway, I was going to give my son one of my pistols and maybe a rifle. I've never given a pistol/firearm to someone so I don't know the process. What do I have to do to get it in his name. Go to a local gunshop where he lives and they can take care of it? Your guys help, like always, is greatly appreciated.
    Wrap it up is christmas paper and put it under his tree. no need for any other BS. Then again, I live in the south. Check local laws.

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    As far as I know, you can just give him the gun like everybody else already said.
    However, if you want a paper trail just to show the gun is "officially" his, then yes....any local gun dealer in his area can do that too.

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    Even in California you can give a gun to your son. Unless they changed it.
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    Fuck the FFL. If you're that worried about it, just get him to sign a bill of sale (or gift). If it were me, I'd just wrap it and put it under the tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charliebravo View Post
    Fuck the FFL. If you're that worried about it, just get him to sign a bill of sale (or gift). If it were me, I'd just wrap it and put it under the tree.
    I think that's what I am going to do. I don't worry about me. I just don't want to do something that would get him in any trouble with whoever. Thanks for the help guys!
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    Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast for it is a human number,
    its number is Six hundred and sixty six."

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    If you are driving, you can probably just wrap it up and put it in the trunk.

    If flying then you'll have to go by whatever the carrier says (probably locked case in checked luggage), then wrap it once you get there.

    New Mexico doesn't appear to have any sort of secondary sales laws, so you should be fine giving to to him without paperwork.

    If you prefer paperwork, you can sign a receipt to him with the serial number and whatnot, but it will likely have to include some sort of consideration to be a legal document.

    Something like

    (Your name) conveys (name the items) to (his name) for the sum of (whatever...such as $1 and other considerations) on (such date)

    then sign it.

    You can try leaving out the money and just put "On consideration", but that can be murkyier.

    You can also try (Yours name) gifts (item) to (his name)...but again state laws can make it murky.

    Honestly, I wouldn't so any receipt and just wrap it up and say Happy Hanukkah.

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    Does you son drink heavily? Beat his wife? Do drugs? Then take it to an FFL and "transfer" it to him on a 4473.

    Else, just give it to him when you or he visits the other... you have no idea in the future how much you may actually be helping by eliminating the paper trail NOW!

    EVERY single gun that I have in my gunsafe was NOT purchased for me.... they were purchased for my children and grandchildren. Somewhere down the line, my decendents may need those guns and ammo to take the country back in future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Ducati View Post
    Does you son drink heavily? Beat his wife? Do drugs? Then take it to an FFL and "transfer" it to him on a 4473.

    Else, just give it to him when you or he visits the other... you have no idea in the future how much you may actually be helping by eliminating the paper trail NOW!

    EVERY single gun that I have in my gunsafe was NOT purchased for me.... they were purchased for my children and grandchildren. Somewhere down the line, my decendents may need those guns and ammo to take the country back in future.
    Will you adopt me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampdragon View Post
    Will you adopt me?
    I think that 'tards are prohibited from owning firearms in his state.

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