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question about mailing my shotgun back to me

Discussion in 'Legal' started by greyling22, Jan 2, 2014.

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  1. Bubbles

    Bubbles Member

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    Thank you for the clarification. The way I read your OP was that you took the shotgun to CO and left it there.

    In theory, you would have a problem under 922(a)(5), your uncle with 922(a)(3), and that catch-all the feds love called conspiracy.

    In reality, ATF isn't going to give a rat's patoot about this unless your uncle does something to end up on LE radar. As jj1962hemi pointed out, many guns are likely transfered between family members in violation of federal law every year. The feds don't have enough resources to do a thing about it.

    If you want the thing back, tell your uncle to ship the gun to an FFL in your state for transfer to you, and both of you keep your mouth shut afterward.

    In the future, don't giving guns to people who don't reside in your state - there is no "friends and family" exclusion.
     
  2. NavyLCDR

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    So, show us the law that makes it illegal to loan a firearm to a person that is not a resident of your state, as long as that person does not take the gun back to their home state. My buddy comes from Wyoming to hunt in Washington. There is no law that prohibits me from loaning him a firearm to hunt with in Washington as long as he leaves the gun beind when he returns to Wyoming.
     
  3. dogtown tom

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    I think you misread brickeyee:
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    Person A= your friend from Wyoming
    Person B= you in Washington
     
  4. NavyLCDR

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    Maybe. I was hung up more on his discussion regarding residency at the beginning.

    So, here's a question. I travel to another state to visit friends/relatives. We go to the range together. Supposedly it is against Federal law for me to let them shoot my gun in their state of residence because that would be a loan for sporting purposes during the time they were shooting it, right?
     
  5. brickeyee

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    Not likely, especially if you are standing there.

    Drive to another state and let your resdient of another state buddy take possesion and go to the range?
    Maybe.

    Need to look at the comments on the regulation both case and during initial publication (intent of the law).

    Way to much research for me nowadays.

    I would never claim it is even close to rational in many cases.
    Especially when BATFE goes to work (despite issuing the regulation).

    It appears in at least some cases BATFE no longer even understands intent.
     
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