selling a friend a shotgun

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by Kzadeun, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. Kzadeun

    Kzadeun New Member

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    my buddy wants to buy one of my shotguns for turkey hunting. do i need to do a transfer like i would a handgun or is there a private sale thing i can do? and to add to it what gun or gun types need a transfer and which ones dont?
     
  2. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    No paperwork needed.


    You only need the paperwork if you want it for your own records.
     

  3. NetAdminWithGun

    NetAdminWithGun New Member

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    You have to do a transfer to sell a handgun!? If so i'm in some trouble :)
     
  4. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    To expand upon what NetAdmin said....there is no law requiring you to do a "transfer" unless you are a FFL.
     
  5. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    In Georgia, as long as the person you are selling to lives in Georgia and you are not aware of a reason why they would be prohibited from purchasing a gun from a dealer, you can sell the firearm to them.

    That is for handguns, rifles, and shotguns. No paperwork is required. You may want a bill of sale for your records, but it is not required.

    No registration is availible (it is illegal for police or anyone to "register" your firearm in Georgia).
     
  6. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    What is the OGCA for that? I'd like to know for future reference.
     
  7. Gunstar1

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    I don't remember where the one for the state is...
    but for counties and cities it is 16-11-173
     
  8. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    In addition, 16-11-129 expressly prohibits the government from collecting information that could be used for de facto registration when folks apply for a firearms license.
     
  9. Mike from Philly

    Mike from Philly New Member

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    Anyone know of a way to check if a gun is stolen?

    I've bought several guns in Face to Face deals and always wondered about their status. I have no reason to believe they are stolen.
     
  10. Kzadeun

    Kzadeun New Member

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    thanks

    thank you very much. i didnt think any thing was needed but i wanted to make sure. and since i know atleast two of you guys are lawyers that are up to date on these things i knew askign here would be best. i love this forum. one day ill have to see if i can make one of those group meetings at a range. kinda like AA. hi my name is so and so and i am addicted to firearms... thanks again
     
  11. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: thanks

    Yes, there are actually more than that, but please keep in mind that nobody is dispensing "legal advice" here on this forum.

    If you want real legal advice, you need to hire a lawyer and develop an attorney-client relationship. Reading or posting stuff on a forum is not an attorney client relationship, and it may not take into account all of the factors involved in your particular situation (like if you knew your friend was a felon or had been taking a lot of trips to Afghanistan prior to 2001 or claims he hears voices in his head).

    The great thing about this site is that it provides the tools people need to figure things out on their own.

    I would not make any decision that might involve :handcuffs: , :jail: , or :2cents: based only on what I read in some forum.
     
  12. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    The local PD will run them for you, but you have to have them available for seizure in case they are stolen.
     
  13. Gunstar1

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    Yea, I bought a used car with dark window tint on it. I went to the PD and asked if they could check to see if it was legal or not. They said they could but if it was too dark they would have to write me a ticket. I said never mind, and left.
     
  14. geaux_tigers

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    At least they were nice enough to tell you first. :lol:
     
  15. Malum Prohibitum

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    Was the rest repealed in 2005?


    §§ 16-11-174 to 16-11-184. Repealed by Laws 2005, Act 118, § 1, eff. July 1, 2005


    HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

    Section 16-11-174, relating to procedures in event of an emergency causing delay in check, was derived from Laws 1995, p. 139, § 2; Laws 1996, p. 108, § 6.

    Section 16-11-175, relating to fees for record checks, was derived from Laws 1995, p. 139, § 2.

    Section 16-11-176, prohibiting the bureau from creating a list containing information on potential buyers or transferees unless the person may not lawfully receive or possess handguns, was derived from Laws 1995, p. 139, § 2.

    Section 16-11-177, relating to the establishment of a toll-free number for providing information to licensed firearms dealers, was derived from Laws 1995, p. 139, § 2; Laws 1997, p. 1411, § 2.

    Section 16-11-178, relating to the correction of records of persons wrongfully denied the right to receive or purchase firearms, was derived from Laws 1995, p. 139, § 2.

    Section 16-11-179, relating to confidentiality of records and data, was derived from Laws 1995, p. 139, § 2.

    Section 16-11-180, providing that compliance with provisions of the part was a defense to certain claims, was derived from Laws 1995, p. 139, § 2.

    Section 16-11-181, relating to applicability and exceptions to the part, was derived from Laws 1995, p. 139, § 2; Laws 1997, p. 1411, § 3; Laws 2000, p. 1418, § 1.

    Section 16-11-182, relating to violations, was derived from Laws 1995, p. 139, § 2.

    Section 16-11-183, relating to annual reports to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President of the Senate, was derived from Laws 1995, p. 139, § 2.

    Section 16-11-184, relating to authority of political subdivisions with respect to regulation of firearms and limitations thereon, was derived from Laws 1995, p. 139, § 2; Laws 1999, p. 2, § 1. See, now § 16-11-173.

    Or:
    Was it moved elsewhere?
     
  16. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 1:16

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    I've sold a 12 ga shotgun and a Marlin 60 rifle and I just made out a simple one page "Bill of Sale". Really just for my records.
     
  17. Gunstar1

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    Last session's sb175 did the changing
    http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005 ... /sb175.htm