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    Legality of loaning/lending a gun

    I am simultaneously googling this but I know Fred and others knowledgeable on the AZ laws post here a lot so: what is the legality of loaning a long gun to someone who I KNOW (beyond a shadow of a doubt) is not a prohibited possessor. This would be a short-term loan of a long gun for a camping trip, as defense against bears.
    My location says I am from Sierra Vista, AZ which is where I live now but I actually lived in MO for 26 years! So please stop telling me I don't know what I'm talking about when I post in the Missouri forum!

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    I'm not an expert, but I do know you can sell or gift a gun to anyone who has a valid AZ drivers license, and you don't have any reason to believe is a felon who hasn't had their rights restored or been adjudicated as mentally ill, so why would a loan be any different? Unless of course you knew in advance that they were planning to use the gun in a criminal way. I've heard that it's illegal to kill bears for any reason in some state parks though. They expect you to carry non lethal weapons like bear mace or stay out of the bears woods. I believe I heard about Alaska state parks on TV a while back. A park ranger stated it. I would get in touch with rangers to the area your friend is going camping in to make sure. It would probably have more to do with hiking into remote areas than state camping parks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mFonz77 View Post
    I am simultaneously googling this but I know Fred and others knowledgeable on the AZ laws post here a lot so: what is the legality of loaning a long gun to someone who I KNOW (beyond a shadow of a doubt) is not a prohibited possessor. This would be a short-term loan of a long gun for a camping trip, as defense against bears.
    In AZ law, there is nothing to prevent you from transferring (even temporarily) to an Arizona resident who is not a prohibited possessor.

    I'm not an attorney and I don't play one on TV

    Fred

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    I'm siding with AZCDLFred on this one.

    As long as you have no reason to believe the person is a prohibited possessor and not planning to use the gun in an illegal way, there is no law against loaning, selling, gifting, or otherwise transfering a firearm to another person, permanently or temporarily.

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    AS FAR AS FEDERAL LAW, you can even LOAN a handgun to a person who is not a resident of your state for use in YOUR state as long as they are not a prohibited person (FELON, UNDERAGE, UNDER INDICTMENT, COVICTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, etc).

    So, a long gun should not be a problem in any way!

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