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Jeepers
08-18-2011, 11:56 AM
ok heres the deal , my wife 's grandfather had promised her one of his handguns all her life, and has since become incapacitated with Alzheimer's and the gun is to be given to her, my question is the volreg form the correct way to go to get this handgun in her name ?

edit i should note this handguns orig owner was her grandmother and when she pasted away her grandfather never did anything with the ownership info

and also i have read http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Transferring_Firearms_Among_Some_Family_Members and think it means oplaw is the way to go (along with hsc) but want to clarify as i dont understand lawyer stuff all that well ...lol

is it a volreg or http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf ?

man lots of edits sorry work night shift last nite and not all here ....lol

Librarian
08-18-2011, 12:50 PM
ok heres the deal , my wife 's grandfather had promised her one of his handguns all her life, and has since become incapacitated with Alzheimer's and the gun is to be given to her, my question is the volreg form the correct way to go to get this handgun in her name ?

edit i should note this handguns orig owner was her grandmother and when she pasted away her grandfather never did anything with the ownership info

and also i have read http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Transferring_Firearms_Among_Some_Family_Members and think it means oplaw is the way to go (along with hsc) but want to clarify as i dont understand lawyer stuff all that well ...lol

is it a volreg or http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf ?

man lots of edits sorry work night shift last nite and not all here ....lol

If grandmother passed, then her property probably vested in grandfather, either as community property or as the by-law beneficiary. Since grandfather still has it, that seems most likely.

If grandfather has Alzheimer's, it would seem there would be a conservator involved. Probably one of the children, if still living. The conservator should give the gun to your wife, and she files the OPLAW form.

Alzheimer's is tough. Please extend my sympathy to your wife and her family.

Jeepers
08-18-2011, 12:57 PM
If grandmother passed, then her property probably vested in grandfather, either as community property or as the by-law beneficiary. Since grandfather still has it, that seems most likely.

If grandfather has Alzheimer's, it would seem there would be a conservator involved. Probably one of the children, if still living. The conservator should give the gun to your wife, and she files the OPLAW form.

Alzheimer's is tough. Please extend my sympathy to your wife and her family.
yes my wifes mother is the conservator, and thank you it is tough to see him now and remember how strong(mentally and physically) a man he used to be

and when you say "she files the OPLAW form" that would be my wife correct, or the conservator( her mother )?

Crom
08-18-2011, 1:34 PM
The person receiving the gun files the OPLAW form, so your wife would file it. She has only to fill it out and mail it off to the DOJ with a check. It takes a few weeks and the DOJ sends a confirmation letter back acknowledging the registration.

Anchors
08-18-2011, 2:06 PM
Correct. Mother op-laws it to your wife.
Sorry about the grandfather, it is harder to deal with dementia and Alzheimer's than it is to deal with death sometimes...

Off-topic: Out of curiosity, what kind of firearm is it?

Jeepers
08-18-2011, 2:14 PM
thanks guys

Jeepers
08-18-2011, 2:49 PM
Correct. Mother op-laws it to your wife.
Sorry about the grandfather, it is harder to deal with dementia and Alzheimer's than it is to deal with death sometimes...

Off-topic: Out of curiosity, what kind of firearm is it?sorry missed that part..

its a Beretta 70 "New Puma" in .32 ACP