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Discussion in 'Legal' started by geronimo509, Jan 29, 2009.

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  1. geronimo509

    geronimo509 Member

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    First of all, I live in PA

    My father in law bought me a handgun last time i was in TX and gave it me as a gift.

    second, I am legally aloud to own, buy, and carry firearms here in Pa.

    I would like to sell or trade for a different pistol. The thing is, when I got there we went to go shoot it at cabelas and transfer it into my name, they said TX doesnt transfer firearms from person to person. So i brought the pistol home and I was wondering if it is legal for me to sell it? please help me because there is a gun show coming up and I would like to take advantage of the large selection of firearms.
     
  2. MAKster

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    According to federal law, since you are a resident of PA and he is a resident of TX, legally he cannot give or sell you a handgun without it being transfered through a FFL in PA. You need to take the gun to a FFL in PA and have him transfer the gun to you and do the background check so that you are not in violation of federal law.
     
  3. doorman

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    I am not sure about interstate transfers but within the State of Texas I can sell or gift a firearm as a private transaction, no papers, no background checks etc. My personal policy, if I do sell a gun to another, is to only sell to CHL holders.
     
  4. geronimo509

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    sounds good
     
  5. geronimo509

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    i was living in texas when i got the gift, i had a texas drivers license and everything, then i moved back to pa
     
  6. Bubba613

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    I don't know if PA registers firearms. If not, then you're good to go. I am pretty sure TX does not.
     
  7. lanternlad1

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    If you were a resident of Texas when you received it as a gift, then you're fine.
     
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    Yep. Texas to Texas resident, no paperwork required. Then you moving to PA with it, again, no paperwork required. The pistol is completely yours and legal, for you to do with as you please. If you sell it privately in PA, it has to go through an FFL (PA state law) but that is just for a 4473 and background check, not registration.
     
  9. geronimo509

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    thanks for all the info
     
  10. Jim K

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    Unfortunately, a law violation took place when a resident of Texas transferred a firearm to a resident of Pennsylvania, no matter where the transaction took place.

    There is no way to "undo" that, but the gun is now owned in PA by a resident of PA. PA has no registration requirement and there is no need for any dealer to get involved for any reason.

    Jim
     
  11. kingpin008

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    Jim - there was no violation. See below.

     
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