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    Default Transferring a handgun to spouse

    I beleive I had read that transferring a handgun to your spouse does not require you to go through a FFL. I am just having a hard time finding where I actually read this or the law that states this.

    Can anyone help me out here?

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    Default Re: Transferring a handgun to spouse

    as long as you're both pa residents then no ffl is needed

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    Default Re: Transferring a handgun to spouse

    Quote Originally Posted by cigarmanpa View Post
    as long as you're both pa residents then no ffl is needed
    AND the spouse is not prohibited under state or federal law from receiving or possessing the firearm.

    http://reference.pafoa.org/statutes/...r-of-firearms/

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    Default Re: Transferring a handgun to spouse

    See details here:

    18 Pa.C.S. 6111: Sale or transfer of firearms:
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    (c) Duty of other persons.--Any person who is not a licensed importer, manufacturer or dealer and who desires to sell or transfer a firearm to another unlicensed person shall do so only upon the place of business of a licensed importer, manufacturer, dealer or county sheriff's office, the latter of whom shall follow the procedure set forth in this section as if he were the seller of the firearm.

    The provisions of this section shall not apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and grandchild.
    Does the gun watewrproof?

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    Default Re: Transferring a handgun to spouse

    Quote Originally Posted by nilsirl View Post
    I beleive I had read that transferring a handgun to your spouse does not require you to go through a FFL. I am just having a hard time finding where I actually read this or the law that states this.

    Can anyone help me out here?


    Right on PAFOA, the "Reference Library"...

    http://reference.pafoa.org/statutes/

    You can find this...

    http://reference.pafoa.org/statutes/...r-of-firearms/





    DOH! HiredGoon beat me to it!

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    While many claim to support the right, precious few support the practice.

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    Default Re: Transferring a handgun to spouse

    Quote Originally Posted by nilsirl View Post
    I beleive I had read that transferring a handgun to your spouse does not require you to go through a FFL. I am just having a hard time finding where I actually read this or the law that states this.

    Can anyone help me out here?
    18Pa.C.S.6111(c)
    (c) Duty of other persons.--Any person who is not a licensed importer, manufacturer or dealer and who desires to sell or transfer a firearm to another unlicensed person shall do so only upon the place of business of a licensed importer, manufacturer, dealer or county sheriff's office, the latter of whom shall follow the procedure set forth in this section as if he were the seller of the firearm. The provisions of this section shall not apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and grandchild.
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    Default Re: Transferring a handgun to spouse

    Quote Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
    Right on PAFOA, the "Reference Library"...

    http://reference.pafoa.org/statutes/
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    you quoted the wrong section. Section applicable to the OP's circumstances is (c) The part you bolded relates to buying from FFL and doing the paperwork/PICS (IE: actual buyer)
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    you won't, I will not sit with my thumb up my bum and complain, because you will.
    Remember Meleanie

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    Default Re: Transferring a handgun to spouse

    Great, thanks guys.

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    Default Re: Transferring a handgun to spouse

    Quote Originally Posted by Pa. Patriot View Post
    you quoted the wrong section. Section applicable to the OP's circumstances is (c) The part you bolded relates to buying from FFL and doing the paperwork/PICS (IE: actual buyer)

    I know, I've already edited it.
    While many claim to support the right, precious few support the practice.

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    Default Re: Transferring a handgun to spouse

    Quote Originally Posted by Philbert View Post
    AND the spouse is not prohibited under state or federal law from receiving or possessing the firearm.

    http://reference.pafoa.org/statutes/...r-of-firearms/
    i thought that was assumed

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