Gun as a Present???

karenfeOctober 6, 2009

I figure this is as good of a place as any to ask my very ignorant question. I thought my DH would like a gun for Christmas - something for target practice; a rifle. Is it even possible to buy a gun as a gift? I'm thinking background checks and lots of paperwork is involved, but I'm not sure.

Thanks!

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tnshooter83

Yes, it is legal to "gift" a firearm as long as the person that is receiving it is legally allowed to own a firearm
in accordance with State/Federal laws.

Simply put, if they are capable of walking in a buying the firearm their self, then it is legal to "gift" that person a firearm.

If the person you are gifting the firearm to is not allowed by law to own a firearm, then it would be called a "straw purchase" and would be ILLEGAL.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 1:14AM
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jcalhoun

Correct. Straw purchases can net 10 years in prison.

If he is legally allowed to own a gun then it would be best to let him choose the one he wants, let him fill out all the paperwork and go through the background check and when he is approved you can pay for it.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 4:46AM
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Curt D'Onofrio

@tnshooter83, don't know if what you actually say is "TRUE" , but makes PERFECT (common) sense. THX

    Bookmark   February 18, 2015 at 12:09AM
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