Category Archives: Interstate Firearm Transfers

May a gunsmith or manufacturer ship a firearm they have repaired directly to the owner?

A client recently asked this question.  He specifically wanted to know if the rules differ when the customer is in a different state than the manufacturer or gunsmith. Given the myriad laws and regulations which govern both the transfer and shipment … Continue reading

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What to do if you inherit firearms located in another state

A client contacted me recently and asked how a Virginia resident would legally take possession of firearms (non-NFA) that had been left to him in a will by someone who lived in another state. He specifically asked whether or not … Continue reading

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Crossing state lines with inherited and gifted firearms

I received an email today from a client who had a question about receiving firearms from an out-of-state relative. He wanted to make sure that the transfer was conducted legally under federal law as well as the laws of both … Continue reading

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May I consign my NFA items to an FFL/SOT?

One of the more common questions I am asked is whether the owner of an NFA item may consign it to an FFL/SOT to facilitate a sale. The answer, like so many where the NFA is concerned, is both “Yes” and “no.” … Continue reading

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How do I expedite a Form 20?

Earlier this week I received a call from a client who had a last-minute opportunity to attend an out-of-state hunting event.  While he was excited about the opportunity, he had a problem.  The gun he wanted to take was an … Continue reading

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Gun rights restoration is a state-by-state process

Since publishing my article about Virginia not recognizing out-of-state gun-rights restorations I have been inundated with questions. The first group of questions prompted a second article about whether a non-resident with a Virginia conviction could get their gun rights restored in … Continue reading

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Can firearms still be gifted after Abramski?

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court handed down a 5-to-4 ruling in the case of Abramski v. United States. The court held that a buyer may not answer ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Are you the actual transferee / buyer of … Continue reading

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May I ‘gift’ a firearm to a relative or friend in another state?

With the holidays fast approaching, I suppose it was only a matter of time before I was asked this question.  After all, a quality firearm, treated with respect and care, is an heirloom that can last for generations. But can … Continue reading

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