Can a FFL transfer a gun to a family member?
Many states also regulate certain intrastate transfer of guns (e.g., handguns, or transfers to individuals who are not immediate family members). For a fee any FFL local to you can ensure that any transfer is compliant with local, state, and federal law.
How to transfer a firearm to an heir?
For those firearms that are not covered by the NFA, as well as licensed NFA weapons, the best way to transfer to an heir is to go through an entity with a Federal Firearm License (FFL) such as a licensed gun dealer.
What should I do with my family’s guns?
If you’re in doubt, check with a lawyer who is familiar with your state’s gun laws and rights. If you have no interest in owning any of the firearms passed down to you, and the guns have considerable value, you can sell them to a licensed dealer — the same type we mentioned above to assist in transferring ownership.
What happens if I leave my gun collection to my daughter?
Let’s say that in your Will you leave a collection of non-NFA guns to your daughter, who lives in another state. Federal law doesn’t prevent her from picking them up and driving them home across state lines. But she must comply with the laws of both her own state (or city) and yours pertaining to registration and transportation of firearms.
How did I inherit a gun from my uncle?
His uncle had passed away and his aunt had offered to give him his uncle’s handguns. When he called the state police in his aunt’s state of residence, they told him that he should just pick up the handguns and drive them back to Virginia. They said that since this was an inheritance, federal law allowed a direct interstate transfer.
What happens when you cross state lines with inherited and gifted firearms?
When he called the state police in his aunt’s state of residence, they told him that he should just pick up the handguns and drive them back to Virginia. They said that since this was an inheritance, federal law allowed a direct interstate transfer. The problem? This was not an inheritance! His uncle had left his entire estate to his aunt.
What should I do if I inherit a gun in Florida?
In the situation described, if you are not a prohibited person, you could “inherit” the gun in Florida without any paperwork and simply mail it to yourself in Virginia. If you are uncertain or want to ensure that no laws are broken in that process, have the gun mailed to an FFL local to where you live, and pay the FFL to “transfer” it to you.