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Regulations and inheritances - guns

PostPosted: Fri, 25 May 2012 16:28:55
by Palladin
Can an individual run into legal trouble by selling off piecemeal an inherited collection of guns?

A dealer told me the only way to liquidate the collection is to sell the whole collection to a dealer, then they sell them through their FFL...

Re: Regulations and inheritances - guns

PostPosted: Fri, 25 May 2012 17:58:25
by joeshmo
If you inherited a collection you can do what you want with it, you own it. Sounds like a dealer is trying to swindle someone out of $$$... Who's the dealer??

Re: Regulations and inheritances - guns

PostPosted: Sat, 26 May 2012 10:02:15
by VBshooter
absolutely true.. Tell the dealer to go pound sand up an orifice

Re: Regulations and inheritances - guns

PostPosted: Sun, 27 May 2012 01:43:32
by Diomed
Palladin wrote:A dealer told me the only way to liquidate the collection is to sell the whole collection to a dealer, then they sell them through their FFL...

Pretty good scam there. Unless this dealer is in one of the usual suspect states, there's nothing keeping you from liquidating an inherited collection (or a collection you amassed yourself).

Re: Regulations and inheritances - guns

PostPosted: Sun, 27 May 2012 07:43:42
by Palladin
No, it's VA... and his business is predicated on assisting in the selling off of large collections.

It does sound like a great way to scam a widow and skim the cream off years of a leadophile's work... I'll see if he'll quote me chapter and verse of the regs.

Re: Regulations and inheritances - guns

PostPosted: Sun, 27 May 2012 08:29:11
by jdonovan
There are a few things that come into play.

I don't know all the states laws, so I can only speak to federal/VA law.

Under federal law the firearms assigned to an heir can be transfered without the use of an FFL. This is the one exception to interstate transfer of long, and short arms without the use of a dealer. Once the heir has taken possession, the arms are now theirs, and they may do as they see fit.

Some places you can get into problems...
You live in VA uncle George lived in OH. You get George's Luger, and to sell it to his neighbor. You just completed a transaction between residents of different states.

George passed away but Aunt Mary is still alive, and says get all these guns out of here. You take them all home to VA. The transfer needed to go through a dealer because you are not residents of the same state.

Re: Regulations and inheritances - guns

PostPosted: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:10:59
by eburton2
Thanks, good info to have!!