This is a discussion on Transfer of a gun when it was gifted by a dying family memeber? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; Originally Posted by markbrown47 So what if I am given or buy a gun in my state then move to ...
Once you legally obtain the gun in one state, you own the gun. When you take the gun that you already own to another state, there is no transfer of ownership occurring, so no FFL is required when you move the guns you own to another state, unless a state law requires it. If I remember correctly, when moving to New York state, state law requires you to obtain a New York permit before you bring your handguns into the state, and then they must go through a New York FFL, but I might be wrong on New York. California requires you to register the handguns you bring with you, but that is just a form and $19 each you send to the state, no FFL required.
That would be my answer, just put it in your trunck and take it home. I have several guns that are not registered and that is OK fine with me.
Some of you are making this way too complicated for the guy. He just asked a question. His Dad passed away in PA, his family gave him the gun. He took it back to S.C. where he resides. Neither of those states required registration. He doesn't live in New York, California, New Jersey or any other place with Soviet styled gun laws. No one even knows where the gun came from. He inherited it from his Dad. Enjoy your gun and memories of your Dad, and relax about the gun. Even if someone in authority ever asks where you got the gun, you tell them you inherited it from your Dad. Welcome to the South and Southern Gun laws. Now stop confusing the guy.
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