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EBWhite
08-11-2010, 5:06 AM
Someone asked me if they wanted to sell a handgun they purchased a while back that was not in their name (basically a cash and carry deal at one point) but wanted to go through a licensed dealer this time around- would their be any backlash from DOJ or would they get into hot water?

Librarian
08-11-2010, 8:09 AM
Generally no problem, unless the gun has been reported stolen.

Not all guns are registered with the state - it is not required (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Firearms_registration) - so in a lot of cases the state has no idea 'in whose name' a gun might be.

PPT transfer gets the gun registered via DROS to the buyer, and that seems to make them happy enough.

Glock22Fan
08-11-2010, 8:31 AM
Generally no problem, unless the gun has been reported stolen.

Not all guns are registered with the state - it is not required (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Firearms_registration) - so in a lot of cases the state has no idea 'in whose name' a gun might be.

PPT transfer gets the gun registered via DROS to the buyer, and that seems to make them happy enough.

This. I've been on the receiving end of such a deal (someone I knew well) and there were absolutely no problems.

shooting4life
08-11-2010, 9:14 AM
As long as it is not stolen you are gtg. Maybe if you do not know the seller well you can pay half up front and half after it clears the 10 days.

pullnshoot25
08-11-2010, 9:45 AM
Just sell it.