So I'm curious... if someone wants to gift you a handgun; both sides have permits, one is out of state, the receiving party is in Indiana. What (if anything) needs to be done in order to make the gun the legal property of the receiver in Indiana?
Thanks for any info.
FFL transfer to be safe
A gift is outside of the jurisdiction of the ATF on non-NFA weapons. But you must declare it on your taxes if income law applies. Either way, someone is going to end up doing paperwork. Plus, you state may require paperwork over and above the federal level.
Where a person purchases a firearm
with the intent of making a gift of the
firearm to another person, the person
making the purchase is indeed the true
purchaser. There is no straw purchaser
in these instances. In the above example,
if Mr. Jones had bought a firearm
with his own money to give to Mr. Smith
as a birthday present, Mr. Jones could
lawfully have completed Form 4473.
The use of gift certificates would also
not fall within the category of straw purchases.
The person redeeming the gift
certificate would be the actual purchaser
of the firearm and would be properly
reflected as such in the dealer's records.
PS. The fact that people have "permits" is vague. If you mean that both have a CCW license, then there are no worries, as he is not required to do a background check in Indiana for private purchases.
The original post was about a gift from OUT OF STATE.
It is a violation of The Gun Control Act of 1968 to buy, receive as a gift etc etc ANY firearm from an out of state resident. The weapon needs to be sent to an FFL in the recipients state.
The traditional method is to leave with one fewer piece than you came with, and keep your damn mouth shut.
If ownership crosses a state line it has to go through an FFL.
The fact that the gun is a gift does not matter.
Ownership is changing across a state line.