I talked with a lawyer here in VA. What I got was since he gave me the pistol and told me to take it with me when he left I just have to give him a chance to contact me to get it back. I was told to send him one last email and give him a month to claim it. Due to him giving it to me, telling me to take it with me and keep it, and the VA laws on private transfer/sale of fireamrs it is technically mine at this point. I am giving him all the chance to get it back. Thanks for all the info that you have passed.
If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed -
like chickens, like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese.
My idea of fast food is a mallard.