Originally Posted by ke6guj
And we don't know if anybody has seen that firearm in her possession between Octoboer and now? did an LEO have reason to note the serial number? did she take to to an FFL to have it repaired? Did she pawn it for a bit? Did she take it to some range that makes you list what firearms you're shooting? did she lend it to a friend? We don't know any of these answers. If any of them were YES, then there miight be a papertrail showing that she didn't leave it with you in Oct.
See, we can only tell you what the law requires you to do. IF your mom is currently an NV resident, FEDERAL law requires her to use a CA FFL to facilitate the transfer of that handgun. It doesn't matter what CADOJ tells you, they don't enforce federal law. You need to call the feds. We can post the federal laws that prohibit it, and you won't find an "intrafamily" exemption in those laws.
Per NV state laws [NRS 244.364] and Clark County Ordinances [CCO 12.04.200 & 12.04.110]...
Residents of Clark County are required to register all handguns they bring into Clark County within 72 hours.
A person who lives in Clark County for 60 consecutive days is considered a resident of Clark County.
Failure to comply is a misdemeanor per handgun and the unregistered handgun(s) can be confiscated.
Since, mom moved to Las Vegas (Clark County, NV) in October.
By now, she should have complied with NV laws and registered all her handguns with LVMPD.
And if they are registered with LVMPD, that is a papertrail showing that a NV resident owns them.
So, just going to NV and taking firearms back to CA, is a violation of multiple Federal laws. In addition after you do this, mailing in the CA DOJ form will make you comply with CA state laws but will document for the BATFE that you violated Federal laws.
There is no intra-familial gift exemption to Federal laws.