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Transferring a rifle to 14-year-old brother

Discussion in 'Legal' started by WayneConrad, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. WayneConrad

    WayneConrad Senior Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    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.
  2. Car Knocker

    Car Knocker Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Salt Lake City, UT

    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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