Transferring a rifle to 14-year-old brother


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WayneConrad
June 28, 2005, 11:21 AM
Can you help me get my thoughts organized before I talk to my lawyer about a gun transfer?

My 14-year-old brother wants to buy a 22 rifle from me. He lives with my mom, who is a prohibited posessor. I do not live with them. I possess a C&R license, but the rifle is not C&R. Both my brother and I reside in Arizona.

Is this so obviously not going to work that I shouldn't bother my lawyer with it, or should I go ahead and ask? If a sale isn't going to work, how about a gift?

Don't worry, I will talk to my lawyer before doing this. It helps me, when talking to laywers, to have some idea of what the law might be and a good list of questions to ask. That's where y'all come in.

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Car Knocker
June 28, 2005, 01:13 PM
Wayne,

I believe your 14-y.o. brother can both buy the rifle from you and possess it legally (at least according to federal law) but I believe that your mother, as a prohibited person, may be a problem since he is a minor and under her control, and living in a residence she controls. If your brother were an adult and living with her, I don't think there would be a problem, but that's not the case.

Instead of spending money on a lawyer right off the bat, why don't you just ask the BATFE for a written opinion - only costs a stamp.

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