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    Default Can I carry my dead step dad's Glock?

    So my stepfather left me his Glock 26. I carry a Glock 27 and I have my carry permit of course. He is not alive so I doubt I can transfer it to myself. He also never left a will for anything. I know you can carry someone else's gun and it's not a problem but what if the person is not alive?

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    Default Re: Can I carry my dead step dad's Glock?

    Not a lawyer...But...I assume your mother is still alive? No will= what's his becomes hers. She can gift to you since you are her child. Wait for more answers, but I see no reason why that would be a problem.

    Again, totally not a lawyer. Also, I assume that your mother and step father are/were pa residents.

    More will chime in.

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    Last edited by zachomega; November 11th, 2017 at 12:05 AM.

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    Default Re: Can I carry my dead step dad's Glock?

    Do step parents "count" as far as legally gifting firearms?

    I'm sure it's been discussed, but I can't recall.
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    Default Re: Can I carry my dead step dad's Glock?

    If there was no will, how did he "leave" you anything?
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    Default Re: Can I carry my dead step dad's Glock?

    Did he give you his Glock while he was still alive?
    Illegitimus non carborundum est

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    Default Re: Can I carry my dead step dad's Glock?

    Quote Originally Posted by GunLawyer001 View Post
    If there was no will, how did he "leave" you anything?
    I know in my family where there isn’t much of anything it goes something like this : “Anything happens to me, you get all my guns when I die and the cordless tool kit and my truck”.

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    Default Re: Can I carry my dead step dad's Glock?

    Who was the estate's executor/executrix?

    I know the deceased doesn't care, 'cause he's dead, but it would greatly make life a whole lot easier for those that remained alive if there was a will.

    With your stepfather's death everything should have gone to the widow, your mother, and she could give you all the guns with no paperwork, providing everyone was in Pennsylvania.

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    Default Re: Can I carry my dead step dad's Glock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch10mm View Post
    I know in my family where there isn’t much of anything it goes something like this : “Anything happens to me, you get all my guns when I die and the cordless tool kit and my truck”.
    Did you shove them off a cliff yet?
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    Default Re: Can I carry my dead step dad's Glock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    Do step parents "count" as far as legally gifting firearms?

    I'm sure it's been discussed, but I can't recall.
    Only if they formally adopted the child.
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    Default Re: Can I carry my dead step dad's Glock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    Do step parents "count" as far as legally gifting firearms?

    I'm sure it's been discussed, but I can't recall.
    No. I know this because I made the same inquiry of an attorney because I now have two step-daughters. Unless I adopt them, I cannot use the statutory exception to transfer to them without the use of an FFL (for a handgun).

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