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Posted: 6/25/2001 6:50:57 PM EDT
Is the law specific on what one should do with some older style military rifles and handguns? Are we violating the law if they are not registered?? Are firearms that were given to us by parent or grandparent in military or brought back from WWII, illegal without registering?
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 7:28:13 PM EDT
If you're talking about machineguns or other weapons regulated under the NFA (machineguns, supressors, short barreled rifles/shotguns, etc), they must be registered or they are contraband. Other weapons do not need to be registered, unles required by state law (and I don't thin there's any such requirement in PA).
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 9:47:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2001 9:49:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 12:50:26 PM EDT
Are we violating the law if they are not registered??
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Pennsylvania has no legal gun registration. Absolutely no reason to register any non class III weapons (machine guns, silencers, short barreled rifles/shotguns). The reason I say no legal registration is because the PA State police keep an illegal registry of firearms purchases.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 5:10:50 PM EDT
Well, look the firearms that I am talking about are those which were owned by family members that fought in our wars. In germany, during WWII you could send back ANYTHING that you found. That is to say, if you could find the wood to build a box and had the time. Germany confiscated all civilian firearms and my relatives you fought in the war can attest to that. So those people who say that Hitler did not confiscate are incorrect. I work with people who did not believe he did this. Mind you, one of the people that I work with is a man who was in a concentration camp in poland. He escaped. I can not seem to convince him otherwise. He was a young child when he escaped but nonetheless he is wrong. Back on the subject.....My point is, there are many firearms which men who fought for our freedom legally own and should have no intervention in there posession.
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 2:36:23 PM EDT
So you are rummaging thru your uncle Willy's belongings, he was a WWII combat vet and just passed away. You open an old foot locker you found in the attic and inside is all his WWII stuff and lo and behold there at the bottom is a just like new MP40 with all the trimmings and a couple of genuine potato masher grenades. Whatcha gonna do? Aunt Bessie just wants that old junk out of her house. Tough decision. Just another one of those things that makes you go Hmmmmmm.
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