inheriting handguns and registering them??


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Hannibal61577
June 17, 2007, 03:58 PM
I was wondering what the laws are about this. I recently inherited a Smith and Wesson Model 39-2 9mm after my father-in-law passed away. It was registered to him in PA. I live in Idaho. What the heck do I need to do, if anything? Thanks for your help.

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Outlaws
June 17, 2007, 04:03 PM
Idaho has handgun registration???????????? :what: You might wanna double check that. I don't think you have to do anything. Don't take my word for it though.

Leanwolf
June 17, 2007, 08:08 PM
OUTLAW - "Idaho has handgun registration???????????? "


Absolutely not!!

Hannibal, what you need to do is take those guns out to the desert with some targets and have a ball.

No need to have any worries about registration, notifying Big Brother, etc. Still some freedom here in Idaho.

L.W.

JerryM
June 17, 2007, 10:12 PM
I cannot tell from the post if it has been transferred or not. If not, then unless it has been bequeathed you must go through a FFL. That bequeath must be in the will or some such document, and not word of mouth.

If you have it in your possession, then I don't think anything additional is necessary. There is no reason for it to be on any paperwork as far as I can determine.

Best,
Jerry

Cork
June 17, 2007, 10:30 PM
Was your handgun really registered to your FIL in PA, or did he just purchase it post 1968 or the more recent NCIS check.
It is your now, nothing is needed.

gezzer
June 17, 2007, 11:07 PM
There is NO REGISTRATION NEEDED FEDERALY, nor will any be needed in the State of Idaho.

If the gun was left in the will or awarded to you by the executor no forms will be needed. The Executor is an officer of the court under the guidance of the probate judge and the transfer is considered a court order.

Hannibal61577
June 18, 2007, 12:13 AM
Thanks for the info, guys. I knew that normally it wouldn't have to be registered here in Idaho, God bless this state, but I didn't know how it worked since my father in law had it registered when ever he bought it. It is in my possession, but it wasn't left to me in a will or anything. He and I were the only gun people in the family, so it just naturally went to me, at the insistance of my mother in law.

The concern was, if the gun is stolen and used in a crime in the future, the police would go looking for my deceased father in law. That would be all that my mother in law needs!! Of course, I worry too much most of the time.

Thanks for your inputs,

Doug

Scanr
June 18, 2007, 02:25 PM
Move to a state where they do not have gun registrations. The state doesn't need to know what you own. They use those records when they do gun confications, and if you think it can't happen look at New Orleans.

tulsamal
June 18, 2007, 02:38 PM
If you already have the gun, I wouldn't do anything else. I think even the cops could figure out that your FIL was dead if it came down to that.

I've never had a gun stolen so it's not something I worry about a lot. Of course we have 12 dogs. Of which 10 are Belgian Malinois that live in and around the house! For some reason, bad guys tend to avoid us.

Gregg

Zundfolge
June 18, 2007, 03:19 PM
The concern was, if the gun is stolen and used in a crime in the future, the police would go looking for my deceased father in law.
If you report the gun stolen then it gets entered into the federal stolen gun database (part of NCIC) so they won't pester your MIL.

Knucklehead2
June 18, 2007, 03:41 PM
PA has no firearm registration.

Brian Williams
June 18, 2007, 07:06 PM
When did he buy it, the State Police only started their registry and the past 10 years or so.
But it does not need to be registered.

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