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Right now I'm down in Florida sorting through my Father's estate. An issue is coming up with one of his handguns. It's a Taurus .38, nothing special and I really don't want it. My Brother inlaw says that he wants this gun, but I'm not handing it over to him unless this is handled legally. This gun was registered to my Father and I have the registration card on me. What is the proceedure to give this gun up to my Brother inlaw in this state??

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Tron, I don't believe there is any registration requirement in Fla. You may have a "carry permit" in your posession.

Give him the gun.

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Hey Joe, sorry to hear about your Dad. I don't know anything about FL gun laws but I'll email you later.

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Tron,

There are no "registration" laws in Florida. There are also no legal requirements to sign any papers or have the transfer of a firearm from one individual to another individual "recorded" in the state of Florida. There are also no "background check" requirements when a firearm is transferred from one individual to another. The only requirement is that a person can't KNOWINGLY transfer a firearm to another individual who is not eligible by law to own such a firearm.

So, how do you know that your father didn't transfer (sell/give) the gun to your Brother in Law before his death? (wink) He may well have done so without your knowledge, and since there is no law requiring that such transfer be "recorded", how do you know that it didn't happen? For that matter, how could anyone prove that it DIDN'T happen?

I'm not an attorney and you shouldn't rely on my advice for legal matters, but I know what I'd do.

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No law in Florida that says you cant give him the gun, It may not be legal for him to own it for lots of reasons that we all pretty much know, If he lives out of State he may have to register ownership depending on the state.

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