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I know the policy on buying a gun with the FFL requirements.  But whats the policy on 'giving' a gun to somebody?  Which made me think of another question.  When we buy our under age kids guns.  The gun is registered in our name, should you transfer that registration to your kids once they hit 18?  Is it required by law to transfer it? 
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I think that mosty refers to handguns. I think it also depends on the state. My dad purchased a few guns for me and they were never transferred. One was a shotgun and the other a 22 pistol. I have also got several other guns that I purchased private party with no paperwork etc.
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Scooter, I have done a lot of research on this because up til I was 18 and 21 my purchases where made through my dad.  As long as you pocess it legally you do not have to go and have ownership transfered to them.  My daily carry gun for a long time was registered in my Dads name.  The issue would be giving it to another person without a bill of sale.  If it was used in a crime and they match the balistics to your gun registered in your name you want to be able to say hey, I sold that to John Doe and here is the proof. 
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You could call your local ATF office, but they probably wouldn't have the correct answer either.
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Papper trails are the best way to cover your ass no matter what state you live in.Once somebody passes on it's hard to prove where the gun came from.Also you have a record just in case the rifle is stolen!
 
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Well if you lived in South Africa you cannot own a gun under the age of 21. However, an under age person can use one if the licensed owner is "within range so as to be able to assert control".
 
If you sell or donate your firearm you have to do the paper work. The new owner has to apply for a license. However long that may take. I  sold my a firearm on the 25 Nov 2009. The poor sod is still waiting for his lic.
We have had a slight relaxation whereby the buyer is permitted to store the firearm in his own safe whilst waiting for the lic, but must not use it. Again, there is official paperwork that has to be done. This came about because the police do not have the facilities to safely store firearms whilst "in the process". This is only applicable for private sales.
 
Yet, despite all of this, weapons have been found in crime, which was then linked back to the original owner. All the paper work regarding the sale, transfer of ownership etc etc all lost by our highly efficient well trained police.


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