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    What paperwork if any do you need to fill out to transfer a firearm to a different party?
    Also, what liability does the seller have when selling a firearm?

    I am selling my handgun to a friend of a friend and I am not sure if I need to fill out any extra paperwork or anything like that? Please let me know. Thanks

    _TrevoR_

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    usaftrevor87 wrote:
    What paperwork if any do you need to fill out to transfer a firearm to a different party?
    Also, what liability does the seller have when selling a firearm?

    I am selling my handgun to a friend of a friend and I am not sure if I need to fill out any extra paperwork or anything like that? Please let me know. Thanks

    _TrevoR_
    In Wisconsin, there is no such thing as handgun registration. You may sell to another WI resident with zero paperwork or documentation of any sort. The only thing you could ever be held liable for is if you had knowledge that the person you sold the firearm to was not a WI resident who is at least 18 years of age or was a prohibited person. Other than that, you are good to go...



    18 USC Sec. 922 Unlawful acts:
    (x)(1) It shall be unlawful for a person to sell, deliver, or
    otherwise transfer to a person who the transferor knows or has
    reasonable cause to believe is a
    juvenile -
    (A) a handgun; or
    (B) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.
    (2) It shall be unlawful for any person who is a juvenile to
    knowingly possess -
    (A) a handgun; or
    (B) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.
    (3) This subsection does not apply to -
    (A) a temporary transfer of a handgun or ammunition to a
    juvenile or to the possession or use of a handgun or ammunition
    by a juvenile if the handgun and ammunition are possessed and
    used by the juvenile -
    (i) in the course of employment, in the course of ranching or
    farming related to activities at the residence of the juvenile
    (or on property used for ranching or farming at which the
    juvenile, with the permission of the property owner or lessee,
    is performing activities related to the operation of the farm
    or ranch), target practice, hunting, or a course of instruction
    in the safe and lawful use of a handgun;
    (ii) with the prior written consent of the juvenile's parent
    or guardian who is not prohibited by Federal, State, or local
    law from possessing a firearm, except -
    (I) during transportation by the juvenile of an unloaded
    handgun in a locked container directly from the place of
    transfer to a place at which an activity described in clause
    (i) is to take place and transportation by the juvenile of
    that handgun, unloaded and in a locked container, directly
    from the place at which such an activity took place to the
    transferor; or


    (5) For purposes of this subsection, the term "juvenile" means a
    person who is less than 18 years of age
    .


    Here is an example of something you could have them sign if it makes you sleep better at night... The most I have ever personally made anyone do is show me their WI DL.




    I swear that I am eighteen years or more of age.I am a legal resident of Wisconsin. My receipt of this firearm will not be in violation of any Federal or State law.

    Signature XXXXXXXXX Date XXXX.”


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    Interceptor_Knight wrote:
    usaftrevor87 wrote:
    What paperwork if any do you need to fill out to transfer a firearm to a different party?
    Also, what liability does the seller have when selling a firearm?

    I am selling my handgun to a friend of a friend and I am not sure if I need to fill out any extra paperwork or anything like that? Please let me know. Thanks

    _TrevoR_
    In Wisconsin, there is no such thing as handgun registration. You may sell to another WI resident with zero paperwork or documentation of any sort. The only thing you could ever be held liable for is if you had knowledge that the person you sold the firearm to was not a WI resident who is at least 18 years of age or was a prohibited person. Other than that, you are good to go...



    18 USC Sec. 922 Unlawful acts:
    (x)(1) It shall be unlawful for a person to sell, deliver, or
    otherwise transfer to a person who the transferor knows or has
    reasonable cause to believe is a
    juvenile -
    (A) a handgun; or
    (B) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.
    (2) It shall be unlawful for any person who is a juvenile to
    knowingly possess -
    (A) a handgun; or
    (B) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.
    (3) This subsection does not apply to -
    (A) a temporary transfer of a handgun or ammunition to a
    juvenile or to the possession or use of a handgun or ammunition
    by a juvenile if the handgun and ammunition are possessed and
    used by the juvenile -
    (i) in the course of employment, in the course of ranching or
    farming related to activities at the residence of the juvenile
    (or on property used for ranching or farming at which the
    juvenile, with the permission of the property owner or lessee,
    is performing activities related to the operation of the farm
    or ranch), target practice, hunting, or a course of instruction
    in the safe and lawful use of a handgun;
    (ii) with the prior written consent of the juvenile's parent
    or guardian who is not prohibited by Federal, State, or local
    law from possessing a firearm, except -
    (I) during transportation by the juvenile of an unloaded
    handgun in a locked container directly from the place of
    transfer to a place at which an activity described in clause
    (i) is to take place and transportation by the juvenile of
    that handgun, unloaded and in a locked container, directly
    from the place at which such an activity took place to the
    transferor; or


    (5) For purposes of this subsection, the term "juvenile" means a
    person who is less than 18 years of age
    .


    Here is an example of something you could have them sign if it makes you sleep better at night... The most I have ever personally made anyone do is show me their WI DL.




    I swear that I am eighteen years or more of age.I am a legal resident of Wisconsin. My receipt of this firearm will not be in violation of any Federal or State law.

    Signature XXXXXXXXX Date XXXX.”
    Thats what I was looking for. Was having trouble finding it online though. I LOVE THIS FORUM :-) thanks

    _TrevoR_

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