bspurs5 wrote:You need to do nothing but enjoy the wonderful gift!!Back in May, I received a Glock 19 from the groomsmen in my wedding...sweet gift! It was purchased by Groomsman A and gifted to me (we're both over the age of 21). Is there anything I need to do to obtain legal ownership of the gun? If the serial number was ever to be run, and Groomsman A's name popped up, would I be illegally carrying that gun? Is something as simple as having a Bill of Sale written enough to cover me? Is that needed at all? Thanks for the input!
In Virginia... there is no registration required. No need to carry any bill of sale. I would keep the bill of sale and the SN in a safe place.
Guns chance hands all the time. It does not matter who the last registered owner was. If anything happened and the gun was found... the last known registered owner would be contacted and say it was given to you as a gift. No big deal.