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11-16-2008, 6:52 PM
I know a wife can gift her husband with a gun. Is any paperwork required with DOJ for a long gun transfer?

11-16-2008, 7:02 PM
And when she buys it does she say she is buying it for herself?

Mssr. Eleganté
11-16-2008, 8:54 PM
For long guns, no paperwork required on a spouse to spouse transfer. Handguns require the Op-Law form and payment to be sent in to CalDOJ.

She should say she is buying the gun for herself. BATFE says you can truthfully say the firearm is being purchased for yourself if you are going to give it away as a "bona fide gift".

Don't tell the FFL it is going to be legally gifted to somebody else because many don't know the law on this and will cancel the sale as an attempted straw purchase.

11-16-2008, 9:13 PM
Thanks A2 That's what I thought just clarifying it for a friend.