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    Default Gun registration

    I recently purchased a handgun from my son in law, what’s the process of getting it registered?

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    Is he still married to your daughter? Not being a wise guy, it might change the answer. One who knows for sure will be along soon enough.
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    Did your daughter sell you the gun or her husband?

    There isn't a gun "registration" in PA. So they say....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckylou View Post
    I recently purchased a handgun from my son in law, what’s the process of getting it registered?
    Since you are buying it from your "Son-in-law", the technically correct answer is for the two of you to go to a FFL/Gun store and do a transfer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExFlyinguy View Post
    Since you are buying it from your "Son-in-law", the technically correct answer is for the two of you to go to a FFL/Gun store and do a transfer
    This ^^^

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    Well...
    Stop posting and contact an attorney.
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    So...daughter and son-in-law do not constitute the same entity for this purpose, eh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    So...daughter and son-in-law do not constitute the same entity for this purpose, eh.
    Technically no. I seem to recall at least one thread, where the marriage goes bad and the ex "in-law" wants the gun back or some such nonsense.

    Seems to me a lot less headache to just transfer the gun now for ~$25 give or take.

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    Default Re: Gun registration

    For a handgun you need to head to the nearest FFL that will do a transfer.. take firearm with you and both need a current PA ID (driver's license)
    In-law may legally GIVE it to your spouse with no paperwork.. ie Parent to child or child to parent and also Spouse to Spouse all legal with no paperwork

    There is NO registration in PA.. there is a record of sale that is "supposed to" be deleted after a period of time.. but NO REGISTRATION


    I regularly buy or get handguns and long guns from my father in-law..
    handguns we go to the FFL for a legal transfer..
    long guns we just do a written BOS so nobody can say (which has happened and the reason I now require a BOS) "he promised that to me!"
    now I just tell the others "Tuff shit!, until the BOS it was his to do with what he wished, now it is mine ! go pound sand!"
    Last edited by Parrisk; March 14th, 2019 at 10:06 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExFlyinguy View Post
    Technically no. I seem to recall at least one thread, where the marriage goes bad and the ex "in-law" wants the gun back or some such nonsense.

    Seems to me a lot less headache to just transfer the gun now for ~$25 give or take.
    There is no technically. He has to go through an FFL if he's buying a handgun directly from his son-in-law. If his son-in-law gave it to his wife (OP's daughter), that's a lawful transfer in PA. She could then sell the gun to her father without an FFL transfer. It's convoluted, but it's legal.
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