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Interstate handgun gifting
#1
If I want to gift someone a handgun legally who does not reside in the same state as me... I would still be required to go through an FFL to transfer it legally, correct?... because it's across state lines? Would it matter if I drove to their home state (with the weapon secured without ammo according to that state's laws) and did the transfer face to face there or is that a no no as well like I think it is? Does this act also apply to immediate family as well? I think I probably need to use an FFL either way, but if I can save some money I will as I know the intended recipient has no criminal record or any other type of restrictive conditions I'm not at all concerned about them taking it and going nuts with it or whatever.

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Emoticon;60336 Wrote:If I want to gift someone a handgun legally who does not reside in the same state as me... I would still be required to go through an FFL to transfer it legally, correct?

That is correct.
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#3
You could certainly save the shipping charges by driving it to the friend's FFL if it's close enough to do so.
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#4
Is the giftee a sibling, spouse, child, or parent of yours? Would that even matter across state lines, or is a FFL required regardless?

mrjam2jab;61127 Wrote:You could certainly save the shipping charges by driving it to the friend's FFL if it's close enough to do so.

I use Bud's FFL finder to find FFLs when I'm meeting someone out of town. It will let you know what you can expect to pay there. Of course, I'd recommend calling the FFL and letting them know the situation and verifying the cost before showing up.
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TheWolff;61161 Wrote:Is the giftee a sibling, spouse, child, or parent of yours? Would that even matter across state lines, or is a FFL required regardless?

The child/parent/grandparent/spouse exemption applies only to PA residents. With the exception of guns left to someone in a will, I believe that all interstate transactions require an FFL.*

*For some reason I'm thinking there may be one other exception that I can't recall as well.
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#6
The only time a firearm does not have to go through a FFL for interstate transfers is due to bequest(via a will) or intestate succession(family inheritance) - and that is still dependent on state/municipal law. It also means someone must die.
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#7
Just curious, with the spouse rule what happens if both parties have licenses in different states? My wife and I currently have licenses in the same state, but I know people who own more than one property and one partner keeps their permanent address in another state for one reason or another (like at a vacation home for so they can prove residency for city parking permits for example at the beach). How does that work then?
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Emoticon;61938 Wrote:Just curious, with the spouse rule what happens if both parties have licenses in different states? My wife and I currently have licenses in the same state, but I know people who own more than one property and one partner keeps their permanent address in another state for one reason or another (like at a vacation home for so they can prove residency for city parking permits for example at the beach). How does that work then?

IMO, they would be obligated to follow the law of their state of actual primary residence - ie, the one in which they spend the most time.
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