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Old August 29, 2012, 03:56 AM   #26
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no such thing as "registration" in oklahoma.
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Old August 29, 2012, 06:05 AM   #27
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I registered mine.

I registered the sights to make sure they were hitting my chosen aim point.

Other than that... No.

I think if I showed up at the local cop shop and tried to do that they would not be impressed at all.
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Old August 29, 2012, 09:49 PM   #28
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Should You Register Your Handguns?


All my guns are sighted in.
Nice one, Deaf

But "registration" is really an artillery and mortar term, isn't it? Did you have a spotter using a radio to help you get rounds on target?

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Old August 29, 2012, 10:22 PM   #29
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IIRC, under federal law if you have no reason to believe it is "not stolen" or the person is NOT forbbiden to sell it to you"not an felon" then you are okay.

I heard of a few cases were a person goes to a gun show buys a /rifle/pistol/shotgun and its stolen and some how the police find out?
a few days/months later and just ask for it, and the paper work who he bought it from.
Always do bill of sale, paper work to follow the trail.

Now for ebay, I could be buying a new tv off ebay thats stolen or even anything else I buy off ebay, could be from a robbery, How do I know? do I run my new tv when I buy it? who would I run it through? How do we know some of these things dropped off at donation stores arn't stolen?

I see no reason to register it unless it was by law, because I do not have to register my chainsaw 20" or my k-bar knife or my knife in the kitchen I cook with.
Has Taurus really spent more on shipping customers their firearms back to them than actual sales?

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Old August 29, 2012, 10:45 PM   #30
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The less the gov't knows about you the better.
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Old August 29, 2012, 11:56 PM   #31
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If you are worried about it somehow being determined that the firearm belonged to a LEO previously, get a BOS signed by him and move on.
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Old September 6, 2012, 07:59 PM   #32
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In New York State, you need a pistol permit to buy a pistol. When you buy a pistol it has to be listed on your pistol permit before you take delivery. Registration? Sounds like it to me.
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Old September 6, 2012, 08:18 PM   #33
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In New York State, you need a pistol permit to buy a pistol. When you buy a pistol it has to be listed on your pistol permit before you take delivery. Registration? Sounds like it to me.
That is state law, not Federal law. There is no Federal requirement to register firearms.
In my state there was a Jim Crow law enacted in the late 1800's requiring a permit to acquire a handgun. Weather it be bought, willed, or given to you, it was required to fill out the permit application. Originally so the local sherif could pick, and choose who was allowed to own a handgun. It became a way to postpone a purchase, make it more difficult, and impose a hardship on a potential buyer. When it was pointed out that the law only required basic information on the person wanting to acquire, and not all the "extras" that were added to deter handgun purchases it was voted out. Now it is just the 4473 required by the BATF, and the NICS phone call required by the Brady law. No permit, no waiting period. Cash and carry.
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Old September 6, 2012, 10:55 PM   #34
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And finally, you do understand that even if you and the seller go to your local LGS and do a 4473, there is still no way to determine if the firearm in question has ever been stolen, right? That form simply resides in the dealer's file cabinet and no one knows what firearm you purchased, other then BATF knowing you bought either a rifle, shotgun, or handgun. That's all the information they get, nothing more, just the type firearm.
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Old September 7, 2012, 08:46 AM   #35
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As a couple posters have said...There is ABSOLUTELY NO SUCH thing as gun registration in NC. You are ONLY required under NC General Statutes to obtain a "permit to purchase" a handgun from the local Sheriff's Office which is presented to the gun dealer at time of purchase for his FFL records. If you have a CCL, that will serve as your permit to purchase when presented to a dealer. The statute also requires the permit when a private purchase of a handgun is made between indviduals but in over 30yrs LE here, I have never seen that really enforced or be an issue. Have him give you a receipt of purchase with the pertinent info like serial number, make, names, etc if you are concerned about it.

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Old September 7, 2012, 08:46 AM   #36
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Go by the laws of your state.

Someone posted earlier about Michigan, which in your case doesn't apply. But unless something has changed in the last few months since I bought a handgun, you do need to register it with your local law enforecment agency. Even in a private sale because the seller wants to get it out of their name and into yours. If the gun is used in a crime, they go right to the registration and start from there.

When you purchase one at a LGS, there are four parts to a registration that you must fill out and bring to the LEO. One part goes to the dealer, one part you keep proving registration, two parts get turned in to the LEO. Where they go from there I don't know. At least that is how it has been for me in Michigan. If you have a CPL (concealed pistol license), you don't need to get a permit to purchase, otherwise you do before you can buy a handgun and they are good for one and only one handgun. If you want more, you need to get more permits.
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Old September 7, 2012, 08:04 PM   #37
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Old September 7, 2012, 08:13 PM   #38
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I winter in AZ where we don't have to register a handgun - but - to purchase, I must have a state ID card. When purchasing, I show the ID card and my AZ CCW permit - no problems.

However, my legal residence is in Michigan where we have to obtain a permit to purchase (I dont' have a Michigan CCW). If I bring back a pistol I have purchased in AZ, I must register it - same process as getting a purchase permit from the county sheriff's office - only I fill out the information on the 4 part permit and they list it as a "transfer from AZ".

Now, you might ask "Why register it in Michigan?" Simple, if I am transporting it to a range, etc. and am stopped by LE and they "run" it, it would come back as an "unregistered" handgun - thus I could be charged with possession of an unregistered handgun - conviction of which would prevent me from owning a gun in the state. So . . . . as much as I might not like it, why risk it?

If i leave the AZ purchased handgun in AZ when I come back to MI for the summer - then it's not an issue.
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Old September 8, 2012, 03:34 PM   #39
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Only if required by state law, otherwise no.
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Old September 8, 2012, 08:16 PM   #40
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When I worked in a gunshop I made up a sign that said "register your guns here $50" but the boss made me take it down. People came in every day either asking where to register a gun, or assuring me that the gun they were shooting, carrying, or trying to sell was registered to them...

I was going to print up fancy certificates too.

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Old September 9, 2012, 11:08 AM   #41
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can only speak for my home state of Florida

here the ONLY weapons that get any paperwork that is assigned to them is a class III item or similar restricted by the ATF requiring a tax stamp to be on file for that weapon.

We get people all the time at the shop asking about where to register a gun, we tell them the same thing every time, NOT IN FLORIDA. Read your local and state laws.
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Old September 9, 2012, 02:02 PM   #42
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Comply with the law. get a signed receipt from the seller. I don't take guns as bets in poker games.
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Old September 9, 2012, 07:10 PM   #43
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Seems like the question has been covered pretty thoroughly...

If your state requires registration then comply with your state law.

A bill of sale should cover any other issues that might arise.
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