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Pistol in another state

Discussion in 'Legal' started by KY DAN, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. KY DAN

    KY DAN Member

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    I want to gift a handgun to my father in law in Georgia and I live in Ky. How can I do this legaly?
     
  2. bearcreek

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    If it's a handgun you already own, meet at an FFL in Georgia and transfer it. If it's new, give him a gift card for a gun shop in Georgia where he can buy it. That'd be the easiest option. The fact that he's your father in law and that it's a gift rather than a sale are irrelevant as far as the law is concerned.
     
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  3. Thibaut

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    I do not know. I think that you have to facilitate the gift-giving through a person with a federal firearms license who would be familiar with interstate rules and regulations as regards firearms as gifts (or sales). Please don't quote me on that, though. Good luck.
     
  4. George P

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    Interstate transfer of a handgun must go through the FFL in the recipient's state of residence.
     
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  6. KY DAN

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    Just showing up is the quickest way to find out some FFL's charge hefty transfer fees.
    GunBroker has a "Find an FFL" search engine.
     
  8. bearcreek

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    No. Call ahead to make sure.
     
  9. Spats McGee

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    As others have noted, it has to go through an FFL in GA. There's no exception for either gifts or family members under federal law. It's at 18 USC 922, if you want to read it.

    ETA: Gift cards do not have that restriction, just in case you're thinking of buying him a handgun, as opposed to giving him one you already own.
     
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