Transfer of Gun Ownership

Transfer of Gun Ownership

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PPSH

State University, AR

#1 Oct 23, 2009
I want to buy a Glock 40 from somebody who is selling one. It's not a gun dealer just a regular citizen, actually a relative. How do we go about making sure the gun is in my name and not his if the sale is completed?

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ITK

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Oct 23, 2009
There is no such thing as having a gun in your name. You do not register a firearm like you would a vehicle.

So long as you are not a felon and over the age of 21 then write up a bill of sale. Write a description of the product and its serial number, then date it and both sign it.

Or dont....thats completely legal too. I would get the bill of sale though incase anyone ever questions where you got it.
what

Oak Hill, WV

#3 Oct 23, 2009
Uh, yea. You do register a firearm to your name. I don't know how to go about transferring it, but you could prolly call the sheriffs dept. or anywhere that gives concealed carry classes and they could tell you.
Guest

Manvel, TX

#4 Oct 23, 2009
Any FFL or license gun dealer can do the transfer for you. They charge about $10 or so, I always use Trent out at Trents on Stadium.

It is not legally necessary however, but it does leave a paper trail of offical transfer, and it does verify the person your selling the gun to is legally capable of owning a firearm.

If you do not do a FFL transfer, I HIGHLY recommend writing up a bill of sale listing the firearm being sold, its serial number, a copy of both the sellers and buyers drivers licenses, and have both parties sign on it. This is just a 'cover your arse' type thing.

Bottom line though, yes it is perfectly legal to just do a cash face to face transaction with no paperwork, however it is in both parties best interest to have some type of paper trail.
kiki

United States

#6 Oct 23, 2009
You dont have to register them in your name, but if you want to, id suggest what the other guy said. also pawn shops deal with a lot of guns, so they may be able to help. I have a rifle that has been passed thru several family members, so I know whos name it is, but I bought a pistol at gun show( private seller) so they didnt even have to call it in, and I have no clue whos name its in. anyways, to get to the point, let me know when u find out, cuz i wana do the same w my 380.. thanks
what wrote:
Uh, yea. You do register a firearm to your name. I don't know how to go about transferring it, but you could prolly call the sheriffs dept. or anywhere that gives concealed carry classes and they could tell you.
Just Wondering

Amarillo, TX

#7 Oct 23, 2009
what wrote:
Uh, yea. You do register a firearm to your name. I don't know how to go about transferring it, but you could prolly call the sheriffs dept. or anywhere that gives concealed carry classes and they could tell you.
Uh, NO there is NO gun registry in the state of Arkansas.

“do not feed the trolls”

Since: Nov 08

Mars Colony

#8 Oct 23, 2009
there may not be a registry but you do want some type of record of transfer in case the weapon shows up at a crime scene. There are sales records. The gun can be traced from the manufacturer to you. You may trust the person you are selling it to but you won't know where the gun will be years from now.

In addition it is illegal to sell handguns to someone who cannot legally own one because of a felony, someone who have mental problems or someone who is on the homeland security watch list. IMO, it would be best to do a ffl transfer. They will run a background check for you.
Just Wondering

Amarillo, TX

#9 Oct 23, 2009
isaysobeit wrote:
there may not be a registry but you do want some type of record of transfer in case the weapon shows up at a crime scene. There are sales records. The gun can be traced from the manufacturer to you. You may trust the person you are selling it to but you won't know where the gun will be years from now.
In addition it is illegal to sell handguns to someone who cannot legally own one because of a felony, someone who have mental problems or someone who is on the homeland security watch list. IMO, it would be best to do a ffl transfer. They will run a background check for you.
In this particular case he is wanting to BUY the gun. So actually if it was found at a crime scene then it would be traced back to the other guy, which could be better, lol.

You can go through all of the things mentioned above if you want to take the time to do it. In this case a simple bill of sale would suffice.
me help

Lake Charles, LA

#10 Oct 23, 2009
Just Wondering wrote:
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In this particular case he is wanting to BUY the gun. So actually if it was found at a crime scene then it would be traced back to the other guy, which could be better, lol.
You can go through all of the things mentioned above if you want to take the time to do it. In this case a simple bill of sale would suffice.
isaysobeit has a point, it is your responsibility to find out if he is eligible to own a gun - even with a simple bill of sale.
what

Oak Hill, WV

#11 Oct 23, 2009
Just Wondering wrote:
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Uh, NO there is NO gun registry in the state of Arkansas.
Hmmm.. So all these people who think their guns are in their names are wrong? Yea, ok. You don't HAVE to do it, but it's in your best interest to. Unless, of course, you plan to use it for something illegal.:)
I saw

Lake Charles, LA

#12 Oct 23, 2009
I purchased my first handgun last year. I stood there when the dealer made his phone call to find out if I can legally own one He also gave the serial number of the gun to the person he was talking to. The feds now knows that I am a handgun owner.

In fact the dealer had his cell phone out and I swear he took a snapshot of my drivers license with it even though he tried to be cool about it.
BATF

Cabot, AR

#13 Oct 23, 2009
You also want to be sure all your firearms are registered so when the Feds decide to confiscate them, they'll know right where to look.

Since: Aug 08

Arkansas

#14 Oct 23, 2009
BATF wrote:
You also want to be sure all your firearms are registered so when the Feds decide to confiscate them, they'll know right where to look.
I guess most people are unaware of the reason the 2nd Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights.
Just Wondering

Amarillo, TX

#15 Oct 23, 2009
what wrote:
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Hmmm.. So all these people who think their guns are in their names are wrong? Yea, ok. You don't HAVE to do it, but it's in your best interest to. Unless, of course, you plan to use it for something illegal.:)
I'm telling you from experience. Years ago, I bought my first handgun but bought it from a friend. I went to the local police department first to make suer the gun was registered in my name and they looked at me like I was stupid and said there wasnt one in Arkansas. I didnt believe this could be so, so I went to the local Sheriffs department and they told me the same thing. Arkansas doesnt have a gun registry. If you're selling a gun then by all means it is your best interest to have some kind of documentation that have sold this gun. If you are buying a gun, as this guys is, it is different.
Just Wondering

Amarillo, TX

#16 Oct 23, 2009
me help wrote:
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isaysobeit has a point, it is your responsibility to find out if he is eligible to own a gun - even with a simple bill of sale.
Yes they do have a point but this guy is wanting to BUY THE GUN NOT SELL IT. It is not his responsibility to do anything other than make sure the gun is not stolen or involved in a crime (I guess) before he buys it.
easy

United States

#17 Oct 23, 2009
How is it that you people are smart enough to post on Topix, but not smart enough to use a search engine?

http://crime.about.com/od/gunlawsbystate/p/gu...
BATF

Cabot, AR

#18 Oct 23, 2009
America 1st wrote:
I guess most people are unaware of the reason the 2nd Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights.
I guess some people are unaware of what happened to the Branch Davidians in Waco.

Since: Aug 08

Arkansas

#19 Oct 23, 2009
BATF wrote:
I guess some people are unaware of what happened to the Branch Davidians in Waco.
Or the Weavers in Idaho, or the Kahls in North Dakota and also right here in Arkansas. And the list goes on...

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." - George Washington
BATF

Cabot, AR

#20 Oct 23, 2009
America 1st wrote:
Or the Weavers in Idaho, or the Kahls in North Dakota and also right here in Arkansas. And the list goes on...
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." - George Washington
"Patiences my ass. I'm gonna kill something." - Buzz Buzzard
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#21 Oct 23, 2009
My brother (in Arkansas) gave me (in Missouri) a 357 Magnum and I needed to register it in Missouri.

I had to go to a gun dealer who pretended to sell it to me (for a small fee) and made out all the paperwork to take to the sheriff's department where I lived.
The sheriff's department, who knew all about it because I got the information on HOW to register it from them, then registered my gun to me and issued me a permit to own card (Owners Card).

All that above, most of which is just made up, seems to be a complete face to me.

Then, I moved back to Arkansas and asked what I needed to do to bring a gun from Missouri when I moved.

The sheriff's department here said: Nothing. You do not need a permit to own a gun in Arkansas.

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