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Help with handgun transfer within family
#1
I did try a search but they were varied examples including out of state, needing it said in a will, to its fine go ahead. So... Here is my scenrio. Mother-in-law owns handgun... she is going to pass soon. Father-in-law wants it out of the house. I offered to take it. I am willing to go thru whatever legit needs are necessary but I don't know what that is. I have a current LTCF and I know what I go thru when doing a normal sale. She is not able to do the FFL thing becuase of her current state. Its registered in her name, so until she passes I don't think my father-in-law can do anything.

What options do we have here?

Do we just wait for her to pass or is there any option now?(i'm not really in a rush so we could wait)

How does ownership actually pass to my father-in-law when she dies?

Anything else?

Thanks
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#2
If all involved are pa residents, the mother gives your wife (presumably) the guns, then she can keep them or give them to you, assuming neither are prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Another angle would be for mom to give them to her husband and he can give them to your wife, again assuming no one is prohibited.

The father could also take possession and transfer to you through a ffl.

There is no such thing as a registered gun in Pa, and handguns can be transferred ftf between parent/child, grandparent/grandchild and spouses, if all are residents and not prohibited.
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#3
Either In-law to your wife. Your wife to you! Done. (as long as no one in that group is prohibited) ^^^^faster^^^^
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God's Country;77722 Wrote:If all involved are pa residents, the mother gives your wife (presumably) the guns, then she can keep them or give them to you, assuming neither are prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Another angle would be for mom to give them to her husband and he can give them to your wife, again assuming no one is prohibited.

The father could also take possession and transfer to you through a ffl.

There is no such thing as a registered gun in Pa, and handguns can be transferred ftf between parent/child, grandparent/grandchild and spouses, if all are residents and not prohibited.

none of us are prohibited and the gun was purchased from a shop as far as I know.. the only issue is she isn't able to consciously "give" it to anyone. can my father in law hand it over to the wife or me or would he have to wait till she passed? I guess it would be easier to have father in law take possession and do the ffl thing.
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#5
Well I know how I would handle it.Wink
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#6
God's Country;77733 Wrote:Well I know how I would handle it.Wink

I know what you're saying. I just don't want any issues later. say in a year the wife and I just hate it and use it to sell at a shop for a newer one... we don't have paperwork on it... does it matter? I don't need a hassle ya know.
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Rednutinc;77735 Wrote:
God's Country;77733 Wrote:Well I know how I would handle it.Wink

I know what you're saying. I just don't want any issues later. say in a year the wife and I just hate it and use it to sell at a shop for a newer one... we don't have paperwork on it... does it matter? I don't need a hassle ya know.

As long as it wasn't reported stolen at any time you shouldn't have any issues. IANAL
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Rednutinc;77735 Wrote:
God's Country;77733 Wrote:Well I know how I would handle it.Wink

I know what you're saying. I just don't want any issues later. say in a year the wife and I just hate it and use it to sell at a shop for a newer one... we don't have paperwork on it... does it matter? I don't need a hassle ya know.

There is no hassle if your wife was given the handgun(s) by her mom.
There is no issue selling the gun via a ffl. You do not bring paper work to transfer a gun to a ffl.
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God's Country;77741 Wrote:
Rednutinc;77735 Wrote:I know what you're saying. I just don't want any issues later. say in a year the wife and I just hate it and use it to sell at a shop for a newer one... we don't have paperwork on it... does it matter? I don't need a hassle ya know.

There is no hassle if your wife was given the handgun(s) by her mom.
There is no issue selling the gun via a ffl. You do not bring paper work to transfer a gun to a ffl.

ok.... thanks for the help I appreciate it.
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#10
How would this work if the gun was in say....Jersey, and the son was in say...PA?
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