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Giving firearms as gifts, Legal?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by BadAsh87, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. BadAsh87

    BadAsh87 Member

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    I live in NJ, but I was wondering.. If you have a firearm ID card, are you allowed to purchase a rifle for someone as a gift who is above 18? or do they also must have a permit?
     
  2. Carl N. Brown

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    New Jersey is one of the states where it is best to get--and
    keep--a letter from the state attorney general on any firearms
    related legal subject.
     
  3. PeteRR

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    I live in Jersey. I gave a new .22 pistol as a wedding gift to a friend of mine. He is a PA resident, so I didn't bother jumping through any legal hoops. If he had been a NJ resident, I would have done a transfer with a pistol purchase permit.
     
  4. Lupinus

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    In NJ I think they need to have permits and such and register it and all that.
     
  5. SIOP

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    It's illegal for a nonlicensee to transfer any firearm to a resident of another state without going through an FFL.
     
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    I agree with you. Rifles and shotguns can be purchased from another state, but handguns must be transferred through a FFL.

    If you bought this firearm in NJ, carried it across state lines and gave it, loaned it, etc to another without transferring it through a FFL, you not only violated NJ firearms law, but federal also.

    You best bet to rectify the situation is get the pistol, take it to your local FFL dealer and have them ship it to a FFL dealer in PA. The FFL dealer in PA can legally transfer it to your friend. This covers your butt and your friend's too!

    Good luck,

    Jeff
     
  7. tazbigdog

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    Hi,

    If your friend lives in NJ and you are giving this as a gift, then they need a NJ Firearms ID. This can be obtained through your local PD. The better bet would be for you to give them the money and let them buy the gun.
     
  8. PeteRR

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    Being as it was 8 years ago, I think I'll pass. NJ can lick my nuts.
     
  9. SIOP

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    ALL firearms must be transferred interstate by an FFL, not just handguns.
     
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    Actually it'd have been perfectly legal for the NJ resident to ship it to a PA FFL without an NJ FFL getting into the mix, if I'm not mistaken.

    Seems to be a moot point at this juncture, however.
     
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    Its nice living in GA, you can give someone or sell someone a gun (handgun, longgun, doesn't matter) at 18 years old, as long as both parties are GA residents.
     
  12. tazbigdog

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    Shipping Firearms

    Firearms may not be mailed or shipped interstate from one non-FFL to another non-FFL. Personally owned rifles and shotguns may be mailed or shipped to an FFL in any state for any lawful purpose, including sale, repair, or customizing. An FFL may ship a firearm or replacement firearm of the same kind and type to a person from whom it was received. Under U.S. Postal regulations, handguns may be sent via the Postal Service only from one FFL to another FFL, or between authorized government officials.

    A person may ship a rifle or shotgun to himself, in care of a person who lives in another state, for purposes of hunting.

    http://www.nraila.org/GunLaws/FederalGunLaws.aspx?ID=60

    Handguns

    It is unlawful to sell, give, transfer, assign, or otherwise dispose of, or receive, purchase, or otherwise acquire a handgun unless the purchaser, assignee, donee, receiver, or holder is licensed as a dealer under New Jersey law or has first secured a Permit to Purchase a handgun.

    http://www.nraila.org/GunLaws/StateLaws.aspx?ST=NJ
     
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