View Full Version : New Rifle Owner question
03-19-2012, 12:48 AM
HI. I am a first time gun owner and i was wondering if i had to register my rifle? i always see the cops on tv checking serial numbers on guns to check if they are stolen. thats all the questions i have for now. thanks!
03-19-2012, 12:50 AM
03-19-2012, 5:22 AM
Welcome!! You do not have to register long guns
03-19-2012, 6:00 AM
Welcome. How did you get the rifle?
03-19-2012, 6:43 AM
Welcome. While it is true that long gun registration is not require (yet), I will assume that you legally acquired said rifle. If you bought it from a dealer they did a DROS meaning that DOJ "should" have both cleared you as well as the rifle. I have never done a PPT but my understanding is that you still need to have DROS completed.
When the LEO's run a trace, they are really just looking to see if the gun has been reported stolen, after all if your's was, the only way to positively ID it would be the S/N.
Hope that helps.
03-19-2012, 4:28 PM
Thanks . i have purchased my rifle legally. My 10 day waiting period is over today and i will be picking up my rifle shortly.
03-19-2012, 4:53 PM
03-19-2012, 5:29 PM
Welcome and congrats on the new rifle
03-19-2012, 8:35 PM
welcome aboard, if you did a DROS for your new rifle it is now registered.
03-20-2012, 10:12 AM
03-20-2012, 1:31 PM
xXx Sir Sik xXx
03-20-2012, 4:59 PM
03-20-2012, 5:03 PM
Welcome to the forum. No need to register rifle yet. Law hasn't isn't in effect yet.
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