Posted: 1/19/2022 9:02:43 PM EDT
As the title states my father recently passed away. He left behind a couple of handguns that my mother has asked me to take ownership of.
I have purchased pistols in the past, both from FFLs and from private sellers, but I have not had to ever deal with this before.
Do I have to fill out an RI-060 form for each pistol? In the "seller" portion of the form, would my mother put her name, or something else that states she is acting as the executor of the estate?
My mother is looking to keep one pistol for herself, does she need to fill out an RI-060 as well, or get in touch with her local PD to let them know my father passed away and to update their information?
I do have my CPL, which should hopefully expedite this process.
Thanks in advance!
From Section 28.422 of the Firearm Laws of Michigan
(8) This section does not prevent the transfer of ownership of pistols to an heir or devisee, whether by testamentary bequest or by the laws of intestacy regardless of whether the pistol is registered with this state. An individual who has inherited a pistol shall obtain a license as required in this section within 30 days of taking physical possession of the pistol. The license may be signed by a next of kin of the decedent or the person authorized to dispose of property under the estates and protected individuals code, 1998 PA 386, MCL 700.1101 to 700.8206, including when the next of kin is the individual inheriting the pistol. If the heir or devisee is not qualified for a license under this section, the heir or devisee may direct the next of kin or person authorized to dispose of property under the estates and protected individuals code, 1998 PA 386, MCL 700.1101 to 700.8206, to dispose of the pistol in any manner that is lawful and the heir or devisee considers appropriate. The person authorized to dispose of property under the estates and protected individuals code, 1998 PA 386, MCL 700.1101 to 700.8206, is not required to obtain a license under this section if he or she takes temporary lawful possession of the pistol in the process of disposing of the pistol pursuant to the decedent's testamentary bequest or the laws of intestacy.
So if your mom wants one, she would need to get a permit to purchase from the local PD, fill it out as seller and buyer, then you as a CPL holder would need to fill out the ri-060 and have it signed by your mother.
Thank you for the kind words and replies,
This makes more sense to me now that you have both provided info.
I will relay all of this info to her when I see her again tomorrow.
I appreciate the info, as I was having a hard time figuring all of this out.
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