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steelrain82
02-05-2012, 11:05 AM
So I was thinking about this and where does a step parent fall in this category. Is it legal to do an inter family transfer or would one have to go through an ffl as a regular ppt? And if not, what about if you have a sibling because of this relationship as now you are connected through blood relations? Would that make a difference?

freonr22
02-05-2012, 11:11 AM
Did the step parent do a step parent adoption?

steelrain82
02-05-2012, 12:44 PM
Nope. That's what I was wondering about. My friends stepmom has a shotgun that she wants to give him and we were wondering how it would work.

Mrbroom
02-05-2012, 12:53 PM
Makes me think now.. My father gave me a little 25 auto back in 1984 when I joined the Army at age 18. Did it require any paperwork back then for a family transfer?

Flintlock Tom
02-05-2012, 1:00 PM
I think your friend would be okay.
It would take a really tight-*** DA to make an issue of it, but, why would it ever come up? There's no long-gun registration and if anyone asks, just say "my mom gave it to me."

Ubermcoupe
02-05-2012, 1:04 PM
Nope. That's what I was wondering about. My friends stepmom has a shotgun that she wants to give him and we were wondering how it would work.

According to the wiki (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/Transferring_Firearms_Among_Some_Family_Members), step mom can transfer to biological dad (husband), and biological dad can transfer to biological son.

However, in a slightly different operation, husbands and wives can give guns to each other, in an 'operation of law' called 'transmutation' (Family Code 850 The implication here is that firearms are separate, not community property - but why that should be so is not clear; further discussion of community property and related topics is far outside the scope of this article). If i’m wrong about spousal transfer please correct me.

It will probably be easier if your buddy and step mom just go to a dealer and PPT it for $35

Makes me think now.. My father gave me a little 25 auto back in 1984 when I joined the Army at age 18. Did it require any paperwork back then for a family transfer?

You’re good. If you feel the need to register it you can voluntarily self register (http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/firearms/forms/volreg.pdf) it (although you do not have to)

fiddletown
02-05-2012, 1:17 PM
...It would take a really tight-*** DA to make an issue of it, but, why would it ever come up? ...That doesn't make it legal. Legally, I doubt that a stepparent is a parent for the purposes of intrafamilial transfer, although I can be pretty sure that an adoptive parent would be.

But "legal" and "getting away with it" are different things.

D4ZORT
02-05-2012, 1:51 PM
Since a shotgun isn't registered. Nor does it require a IFT (form below, notice long guns not required). So, Step mom gives it to dad, then dad hands it to son. Done. No?

http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf