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Is this legal?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Onceabum, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Onceabum

    Onceabum TS Member

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    My son (he's over twenty one)) is visiting me from California. He likes a shotgun that I just purchased. If I give the shotgun to him would it be legal for him to return to Calif with it?

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  3. Oregunner

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    This is what I found. See link above. (Interstate means across state lines. Intrafamily means between family members) Mark



    Interstate Intrafamily transfers need FFL located in CA


    INTERSTATE transfers are generally NOT FFL-free, because Federal law says so. So, out of state family members MAY transfer guns to family living in California, but almost always must use the services of a CA-licensed, in-California FFL.
     
  4. Ron Burdick

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    Is that the same shotgun that you gave to him on his 16th birthday?

    Now he has decided he wants to take it back to CA with him.

    I do not see any problem.

    Ron Burdick
     
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    I researched this when a California shooter at one of our Registered shoots in Oregon wanted to buy one of my trap guns and take it back to California with him. It was a felony for me to sell it to him and let him take it with him, and it was a felony for him to buy it and transport it back to California. I would have had to sent it to an FFL in California, and he would have had to wait 10 days and pick it up at the California FFL. Not everyone follows the law (surprise) but that was the way to do it legally, with regards to California. All interstate transfers require an FFL transfer by Federal law. California adds their own layer of laws. Mark
     
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    Subject: Is this legal?
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    Is that the same shotgun that you gave to him on his 16th birthday?

    Now he has decided he wants to take it back to CA with him.

    I do not see any problem.

    Ron Burdick
     
  7. semperfi909

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    Father to son. Not a sale. The Feds don't care and who's gonna check? Last I looked there's no customs at the CA border.

    I'd even delete the post here

    just saying
     
  8. grnberetcj

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    No wonder the U.S. is in a mess!!!

    Curt
     
  9. RWT

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    Just loan it to him, if you trust him:)
     
  10. skeet_man

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    When he gets home, ship it to his FFL dealer, and transfer it legally. The cost won't be that much more than it'll cost him for another checked back (assuming he is flying). Too much at risk to try and skirt the law.