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Old May 27th, 2012, 04:31 PM #11
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As a follow up - I called the Glen Burnie Barracks and I was told to just get a notarized letter from my mother listing all of the handguns and that they are being transferred to me. The officer also said the handguns would be registered to my name and that it was the law to do so. He was not aware of any distinction between transferring ownership and registering. Semantics?
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The officer also said the handguns would be registered to my name and that it was the law to do so. He was not aware of any distinction between transferring ownership and registering. Semantics?
So much for "voluntary registration"?
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IANAL...couldn't the OP just leave them in mom's ownership, ask her for permission to borrow them, and have her bequeath them to him in her will? Would that not avoid the whole registration/transfer issue, assuming the OP is legal to possess and can endure the wait?
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Yep, but even if inherited you still gotta do the MSP paperwork. Borrowing just delays it.
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So much for "voluntary registration"?
Registration is voluntary. Transfering is not.

If you come from out of state you do not have to register the weapon.
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When you transfer ownership as a MD resident, that is effectively registering the firearm with the MSP. The "voluntary registration" I was referring to was more when you move into the state already owning what would be regulated firearms in MD, you may but are not required to register them with the state then.
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do the right thing.. transfer it correctly for less headache.
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But they were NOT bequested to him by his father. This is not a transfer from a parent, and free to do at MSP. It is a gift transfer and MUST be treated accordingly.




That is wrong. You and your mother must go to MSP to do the paperwork (if you don't want to pay.) The process would have been a little different (but still required paperwork at MSP) had they been given to you as part of a will. But these are not, these are a gift transfer.

This is NOT registration, which is voluntary in MD. This is a transfer of ownership
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This is correct. There is a state statute on bequest and gifts of regulated firearms among family. A transfer of ownership requires the same forms as a purchase and can be done at barracks. Dont bring the handgun into the building call ahead and ask for assistance
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This is correct. There is a state statute on bequest and gifts of regulated firearms among family. A transfer of ownership requires the same forms as a purchase and can be done at barracks. Dont bring the handgun into the building call ahead and ask for assistance
i believe you can just mail it too.. and its free.
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It is free at MSP, it will just take you a hour or two for them to do the paperwork. Nio charge for family transfers
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