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Old 12-21-2012, 12:14 AM
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Default Fed Law on interfamily transfer?

With all the political #*$ going on my father, who lives back East, wants to officially transfer ownership of a Colt AR15 SP1 to me in case transfers of "assault weapons" are banned. I know I can't bring it into CA but how can we legally do the transfer under Federal Law-or is it not possible for him to transfer it to me. There's nothing in his state laws to prevent transfer. I plan to either leave the AR at my father's house back East or maybe bring it out to AZ and store it at my brother's house where I can actually take it out and shoot it. Thanks for any help!
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Old 12-21-2012, 9:48 AM
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Default Gun Control Act of 1968

Federal laws prohibits the transfer of firearms between residence of different states, unless the transfer is done through a FFL dealer in the recipient's state of residence.

There is no gift exemption to these Federal laws.

There is a bequest/inheritance exemption, but it requires the giver to be dead and the recipient listed on the decedent's will.

Because the firearm (Colt AR-15 SP1) is a make/model banned assault weapon, there is no way a CA FFL dealer can transfer it to a non-exempt person.

"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun. - Dalai Lama (Seattle Times, 05-15-2001).
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:40 AM
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Also, there is no Federal exemption for intrafamilial transfers.
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