JimE wrote:That is probably a good question for ATF.
JimE wrote:A firearm crossing the state line is the issue. I know in years past, a lot of people would just toss it in the trunk, take it home and not worry; especially if the transfer was between family.
Safe thing (not the cheapest) is to ship to an FFL in OH., then do the 4473 routine to keep the feds happy.
Homer J wrote:I say just delete your posts and take it home.
willbird wrote:But even if he DID have it registered, it would take a really strange turn of events for any authorities to ever try to trace how it left MI and came to Ohio, the burdon of proof would be on them really.
Sevens wrote:willbird wrote:But even if he DID have it registered, it would take a really strange turn of events for any authorities to ever try to trace how it left MI and came to Ohio, the burdon of proof would be on them really.
I'm not totally sure of what or how you mean this -- and it seems sometimes on these subjects, we tend to agree even if it doesn't seem like it at first. However, going by what I quoted, I see a potential problem:
If someone that can EASILY be pieced together as having been associated with you (in this case, a relative, out of state) had registered a firearm and then you later find yourself aligned with that same firearm, you would LOOK guilty for having moved it across state lines. (and looking guilty isn't a great place to be when in fact you absolutely ARE guilty if you had moved it to Ohio)
If you had it here in Ohio and it got stolen from you... and you reported it... you would be caught up in an illegal activity:
having had moved that gun to Ohio from another state without the help of an FFL. If it gets stolen from you, you must report it -- not doing so is obviously illegal. And playing Devil's Advocate... if your stolen gun ended up used in a felony (or a horrendous felony), I can see them being awfully motivated to pick up anyone along the way to feed to the mainstream media.
Doing things that are clearly and specifically not legal is never going to be a good idea.
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