Gifted firearms out of state (Illinois)

Discussion in 'National Laws, Bills and Politics' started by SargeAF, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. SargeAF

    SargeAF New Member

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    Good day, all!

    I’m hoping this is the right area for this question; if not, I’m confident mods will move it to the appropriate forum.

    I am now a GA resident (Retired Military originally from Illinois) and GWL holder. My Father and Uncle, both of whom reside in Illinois, wish to gift me an M1 Carbine and a Makarov pistol, respectively, while I’m visiting there next week. They both have FOID cards (Firearm Owner Identification Card) issued by the USSI (United Socialist State of Illinois)....just kidding...issued by the State of Illinois.

    According to IL state law, and verbally confirmed with the Illinois State Police, gifted firearms between family members (to include Uncle-Nephew) do not require a background check thru an FFL, or FOID verification thru the Illinois State Police, as is required for normal, person to person transfers. The law states that the gift be documented and paperwork kept for 10 years.

    Here is my question:

    If I drive there, and they gift me these firearms, is it legal (Federally) to drive back to Georgia with them? Or, will they have to be transferred/shipped from an IL FFL to GA FFL? Is a gift considered a transfer? What if they drive to GA with said firearms and gifted them to me? Can someone point me in the right direction here?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Because they are residents of IL, and you are a GA resident, they must be sent to an FFL in GA, and the FFL will do the transfer.
     

  3. a_springfield

    a_springfield Well-Known Member

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    The rifle can be done in Illinois the pistol must be shipped to a FFL in ga.
     
  4. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Sorry, I forgot the rifle can go through an FFL in either state.
     
  5. rmodel65

    rmodel65 Yukon Cornelius

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    Too bad they didn't give them to you when your were still a resident there
     
  6. SargeAF

    SargeAF New Member

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    I hear you, but I left for the Military in 1990, and have not lived there since. I did maintain my home of record as Illinois until I retired, but not sure if that would have negated this. Of course, my Dad has only owned the M1 Carbine for about 8 yrs.
     
  7. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    Get you a C&R license and then they can be mailed directly to you (assuming the M1 carbine is an old war rifle and not a new knockoff).
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2018