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4473 , record keeping etc. ????

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Gunfighter123, Jan 2, 2009.

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  1. Gunfighter123

    Gunfighter123 Member

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    Hello and Happy New Year All,
    Well , I searched for a ansewer but after 20+ pages --- I couldn't find it ---- SO --- How long does a Non-FFL holder have to keep a written record of who they bought/sold a firearm to.
    I've lived in Illinois most of my life and have had a IL. gun card {FOID} for over 30 years.
    About 10 years ago --- the IL. gun card stated that you must keep a record of any sale/buying of a firearm for FIVE years. Then in the last ten yrs. or so --- the IL. FOID card states you must keep records for TEN years.
    So I ask ------- IF and a big IF ---- I sold/bought a firearm in Illinois over TEN years ago --- it is LEGAL for me to not keep a record of who I bought/sold it to ?????

    What about Federal laws ???? How long must a non-FFL keep a record of a firearm ??? What would/could occure IF and again, a BIG IF, a LE agency asked me about a firearm that was in my name BUT that I already sold it {after 5/10 years} and I could NOT tell them WHO I sold/bought it from ?????

    Thanks for the information ---- GF123
     
  2. General Geoff

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    No such federal requirement.
     
  3. Gunfighter123

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    Hi GG,

    Thanks for the quick reply -- what about where you live in Pa ??
    Does each state have a law on how long you must keep records??
    Thanks Pard --- GF123
     
  4. wildbilll

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    Interesting that the penalty for non-compliance is a misdemeanor. Statute of limitations clock runs out in a couple of years.
     
  5. General Geoff

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    There is no such law in Pennsylvania (though handguns must be transferred through an FFL). I'd venture to guess that most states have no such record keeping requirements for purchases/exchanges of firearms between private individuals.
     
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