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    A friend is going to Fl to visit her son. She wants to give him a pistol she bought in Ca. I know fed regulations require her to use an FFL between residents of different states and that there is no "family" exception.

    She may be accepting work in Fl and becoming a Fl resident.Ifthat happens, what are the laws for private party transfer of pistols in Fl between residents if any?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Not sure regarding out of state transfers, but if she becomes a FL resident she can just do what my mom did:
    "Here's your Christmas gift, kid!"

    I opened the box and found a Glock 17. Easily the coolest Christmas ever! Gifting of guns is just like a private sale here, I think. Just give it to 'em. No paperwork or nothing. My wife got a .38 Kel-Tec on our wedding day from my mom in pretty much the same fashion with a little "Welcome to the family, now let's go shooting!" Hope it helps!

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    Hotshot718 wrote:
    Gifting of guns is just like a private sale here, I think. Just give it to 'em. No paperwork or nothing.
    Wow! The way it should be.

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    Damn straight. every single one of my firearms have been gifts. the most treasured is the Olympic Arms AR-15 my grandpa gave me for high school graduation. He insisted he and i be the first to shoot it together. a lot of fond memories of me and the old man reloading ammo (he had a nice setup for that which my oldest uncle got after the funeral) for that thing and shooting it all the next day.

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    Thanks for the info!

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    There is no paperwork required to transfer a firearm privately, whether as a gift or as a sale, so long as both parties are Florida residents and are legally allowed to own a gun. In a private transfer, the legal age for a handgun is even lowered to 18 instead of 21.

    Keep in mind, however, that it is a federal crime to knowingly transfer a firearm to anyone who cannot legally own one, even if it is just for a second. To be safe, it is a really good idea any time you are selling a firearm to another individual, you should make out a simple Bill of Sale in which youhave the transferee sign that they can legally purchase that firearm pursuant to federal and state law. It doesn't have to be complicated:

    "I _________ am not legally, under state and federal law, banned from possessing a firearm"

    This would take you two seconds to write out and have them sign andit wouldprotect youif it was later determined that that person was not allowed to own firearms.

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    bamboy727 wrote:
    There is no paperwork required to transfer a firearm privately, whether as a gift or as a sale, so long as both parties are Florida residents and are legally allowed to own a gun. In a private transfer, the legal age for a handgun is even lowered to 18 instead of 21.

    Keep in mind, however, that it is a federal crime to knowingly transfer a firearm to anyone who cannot legally own one, even if it is just for a second. To be safe, it is a really good idea any time you are selling a firearm to another individual, you should make out a simple Bill of Sale in which youhave the transferee sign that they can legally purchase that firearm pursuant to federal and state law. It doesn't have to be complicated:

    "I _________ am not legally, under state and federal law, banned from possessing a firearm"

    This would take you two seconds to write out and have them sign andit wouldprotect youif it was later determined that that person was not allowed to own firearms.
    I see no reason to do this - a self-serving statement does nothing for you if you are prosecuted for unlawful transfor - it may not even be admissable as evidence. Private means private!

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    Mike wrote:
    bamboy727 wrote:
    There is no paperwork required to transfer a firearm privately, whether as a gift or as a sale, so long as both parties are Florida residents and are legally allowed to own a gun. In a private transfer, the legal age for a handgun is even lowered to 18 instead of 21.

    Keep in mind, however, that it is a federal crime to knowingly transfer a firearm to anyone who cannot legally own one, even if it is just for a second. To be safe, it is a really good idea any time you are selling a firearm to another individual, you should make out a simple Bill of Sale in which youhave the transferee sign that they can legally purchase that firearm pursuant to federal and state law. It doesn't have to be complicated:

    "I _________ am not legally, under state and federal law, banned from possessing a firearm"

    This would take you two seconds to write out and have them sign andit wouldprotect youif it was later determined that that person was not allowed to own firearms.
    I see no reason to do this - a self-serving statement does nothing for you if you are prosecuted for unlawful transfor - it may not even be admissable as evidence. Private means private!
    Thanks so much for giving me the answers that I was looking for. Does the same apply to ammo? I plan to sell myshotgun and .45 w/(cases,ammo,accessories,etc.)in the coming months. Can anyone tell me the 'safest' way to advertise? I have approx.three months to sell them (I'm moving over seas), and I just wouldn't want any surpriseslater after I'm long gone.Forgive me, as I probably worry too much anyway..but is there a number that you can call to verify that the buyer is o.k., like they do in gun stores when you buy them? I heard somewhere that you can do this. Thanks again!

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    LeagueOf1607 wrote:
    A friend is going to Fl to visit her son. She wants to give him a pistol she bought in Ca. I know fed regulations require her to use an FFL between residents of different states and that there is no "family" exception.

    She may be accepting work in Fl and becoming a Fl resident.Ifthat happens, what are the laws for private party transfer of pistols in Fl between residents if any?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Private ammo sales are a non-issue. At Christmas time I get gifted at least a box every year from my family. As far as advertising, i haven't the slightest. hell, take 'em to a local gunshow and hang a sign around your neck! Saw a guy in orlando once with an AR-15 with a sign on a stick in the barrel that said "Make me an offer". You can also ask for a concealed weapons permit from the buyer. Then at least you know they've had at least one background check done, and hopefully haven't done anything in the interim. Whatcha sellin' and how much ya want? PM me if you don't want to post it.

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