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Old 09-28-2009, 12:18 PM
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So... I know that my my father can legally gift a handgun to me, but does it work the other way around? Can I gift a handgun to my father?

On that note, who else can I legally gift to? Can I gift to my wife or my siblings? Everyone in these scenarios are of legal age.
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Yes to Dad, Yes to wife, Yes to kids, No to neighbor, or punks down the block.
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Thanks pred!

How about to my brother?
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I forgot to mention, They must be in PA and be able to own the said firearm, Brother too.
But if you have a class III firearm and give it to dad/wife ect who does not, That would be a NONO!!!!
ALso check here Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association Discussion Forum They are real PA friendly!
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Thank you very much, sir. You've been most helpful!
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Why? Is this a Pennsylvania law?

'Cause here in Florida I can GIVE a gun to anybody I want to, long as he's eighteen or older and is not disallowed by law from owning one. Just like I can give him a T-bone steak or a car or a television set.
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I notice that you are a veteran, as am I.

Exactly what was it that we were standing up for, again?

Maybe nobody cares.
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Why? Is this a Pennsylvania law?

'Cause here in Florida I can GIVE a gun to anybody I want to, long as he's eighteen or older and is not disallowed by law from owning one. Just like I can give him a T-bone steak or a car or a television set.
In PA you can give or sell long guns to anybody as long as they're of age and not prohibited to own one, but not handguns. You have to transfer handguns through a FFL unless gifted in one of the few legal ways.
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Can't speak for your states laws, but under federal law you can give a gun as a gift to anyone you please...relatives, friends, neighbors, etc. The only requirement is that you pay for it with YOUR money(not theirs) and the person you give it too must be someone not otherwise restricted from possessing a firearm...Felon, fugitive, adjudicated mental case, etc.
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In Pa you can gift a handgun to anyone, BUT it needs to be transferred through an FFL except in the case of brother/sister/son/mom ect.
If not directly related, Off to the FFL you must go.
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