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Old April 26th, 2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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Question Receiving a handgun as a gift?

Ok, so I'm under 21, I know I cannot go out and buy a handgun. Recently my father was at a gun bash and won a 1911 .45 ACP. He wants to gift it to me when I'm 21, but I was trying to figure out if there is any legal way for him to give me the gun before I turn 21.

And if possibe, could someone include a link to where this is in md gun laws or something?

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Old April 26th, 2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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The answer is No not legally til you are 21, He must maintain possession of the handgun.


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Old April 26th, 2013, 10:15 AM   #3
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I was trying to figure out if there is any legal way for him to give me the gun before I turn 21.
No. You need to wait. If you want something now for not much money, go buy a black powder revolver and practice cleaning/maintaining it.


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Old April 26th, 2013, 10:42 AM   #4
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Gift or not, you cannot own a regulated firearm before you are 21. Sorry.


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Old April 26th, 2013, 12:00 PM   #5
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Alright, just wondering. Thanks for the help and quick responses all! Guess I'll just twiddle my thumbs and wait.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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You also have to do paperwork on it when you are going to take possession of it.

This is according to MD State Police:

Can the transfer of a regulated firearm be conducted between two family members?
Yes, this type of transaction is considered a gift. The law stipulates, if the regulated firearm is a gift to the purchaserís, spouse, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or child, the recipient shall:
(1) Complete an application to purchase or transfer a regulated firearm; and
(2) Forward the application to the Secretary of the State Police within 5 days after receipt of the regulated firearm.


Is there a fee when a transaction is considered a gift?
No, the fees are waived.


With the upcoming change in gun laws Oct 1st - Id suggest you follow this procedure, to avoid any future legal ramifications.


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Old April 26th, 2013, 03:34 PM   #7
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Not in the People's Republic of Maryland.

In other states, you could be given one as a gift like you describe, but not here.


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Old April 26th, 2013, 03:39 PM   #8
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If you want a handgun you'll have to join the Armed Forces.


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Old April 26th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #9
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Hey, at least you have a gun waiting for you when you turn of age. Until then you can still shoot it at the range under his supervision.

Edit: At least I BELIEVE this is allowed. This is MD after all lol...


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Old April 26th, 2013, 04:40 PM   #10
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Thanks again everyone who replied. I am currently in the enlistment process for the ANG. So I dont know if that will even help. Just sucks having to wait. Guess I'll take some rocks to the range, and use a stick for home defense. Any ideas on good shotguns? Can a 18 year old still buy a shotgun in Maryland? Or is that banned too. Peoples Republic of Maryland. I like that. Hahahaha
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Old April 26th, 2013, 04:46 PM   #11
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Thanks again everyone who replied. I am currently in the enlistment process for the ANG. So I dont know if that will even help. Just sucks having to wait. Guess I'll take some rocks to the range, and use a stick for home defense. Any ideas on good shotguns? Can a 18 year old still buy a shotgun in Maryland? Or is that banned too. Peoples Republic of Maryland. I like that. Hahahaha
Yes sir, bought mine when I was 19, had it transferred.


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Old April 27th, 2013, 04:07 AM   #12
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Yes you can buy a shotgun.

You can go to the range and shoot a handgun, but you have to be with the person over 21 who owns/possesses the handgun.

Possession in the law is not having it in your hand.
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