How to get a gun registered

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by Dunphy34, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Dunphy34

    Dunphy34 New Member

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    How do you go about getting a handgun registered that has never been registered before? If it helps I live in the state of Missouri.
     
  2. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    For most firearms, there is no registration. What kind of gun are we talking about here?
     

  3. Dunphy34

    Dunphy34 New Member

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    50's or 60's .38 SW
     
  4. Dunphy34

    Dunphy34 New Member

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    Old police gun handed to from my grandfather.
     
  5. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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    For what it's worth:

    In Nevada individual handgun registration is required for residents in Clark County (Greater Las Vegas area, including Hendersen and Boulder). For a purchase, the dealer give the "blue form" to the buyer after NICS approval of the sale, and buyer has 24 hours to take form to local police or (in Las Vegas proper) the Constable's Office. For a new resident who already owns a gun, the blue form can be had at local police station/detachment (or Constable's office), and form must be filled up and returned within 24 hours, with handgun/s available for inspection if required (leave 'em in the car, don't bring into the station). So far as I am aware, there is no fee for this.

    Purchase receipts are required for new hadnguns, but not for handguns purchased outside of Clark County. I know someone in Vegas who tried to comply with a handgun long unregistered, and he had to pay a fine because (I think) records check showed he bought the gun some years before, while he was a Vegas resident already. But he did not get into any hot water, just an administrative fine (I think it was $55). Tried to claim ignorance of the law, but it didn't work.

    I would imagine a quick call to the local PD or SO in your area (MO?) would tell you more about the process there.
     
  6. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    Did a little research; there is no gun registration, but you might need a "permit to acquire" from the county sheriff for a handgun purchased in Missouri. Alternatively, you need to be able to prove you acquired the weapon outside the state, or that the firearm is one that doesn't require a permit.

    There might be exemptions for inherited weapons, I do not know.
     
  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    The originator of this thread should conduct an internet search on the subject matter himself as to be

    absolutely sure of the validity of the information required in leiu of any incorrect or unsubstandiated information

    that may be offered here..State of Missouri firearm laws can only be garnered at a official sanctioned website.
     
  8. ROYALE-W-CHEESE

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    What SHOOTER13 said, plus this comment:

    In California, handgun registration is required and automatic at the time of purchase (dealer submits your paperwork for you). Long gun registration is optional but recommended. Registration here is with state DOJ. You can try starting at MO DOJ website or maybe here. Have you tried just asking your local LEA to point you in the right direction?
     
  9. Matthew780

    Matthew780 Very Sensitive Guy (^;)

    In "my" opinion (which will no doubt be radical to most people), I wouldn't register it at all. Unregistered firearms are much harder for the government to confiscate when they do finally deploy the authority they already have in reality. Ultimately, our government will attempt (successfully) to disarm the U.S. population.

    You're free to totally ignore this comment. Probably doesn't make a nickel's worth of difference either way.

    0.02$
     
  10. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    Regarding Matthew780's suggestion, you're more likely have a gun confiscated from you purposefully disregarding laws enacted by a duly elected government of the people, for the people, and by the people, than from some sort of program intended to take guns from over half of American households.
     
  11. 66Goat389

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    Couldn't agree more.... I would rather have guns unregistered.

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  12. kmay

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    Take to a pawn shop and hock it for $20. Go back the next day and get it out of pawn and they will fill out the paper work with you as the owner. You don't want to do this if you are a felon. They won't let you have the gun back. This is not registering it with the feds. Just with the pawn shop but the serial number of the gun is in your name.
     
  13. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    Ya, gun registration just gives them a list of people to confiscate the guns from if (when) they pass anti gun laws completely. IMO.
     
  14. Happysniper1

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    While I would never advocate the wilfull violation of any specific laws of any particular jurisdiction, I am delighted that in all of Nevada (except Clark County), there is no regulation reqiuring the registration of ownership of revolvers or semiautos (does not apply to silencers, SBRs, and full autos), and that in my state, firearms are still considered valid goods for barter and trade, and sale or purchase between private parties is 100% legal.

    To address the OPs question, I found this and quoted from http://gun.laws.com/state-gun-laws/missouri-gun-laws

    That being said, I would VERY STRONLY RECOMMEND that the OP contact (at the very least) the Mo Highway Patrol at (573) 751-3313 to verify for himself.
     
  15. Matthew780

    Matthew780 Very Sensitive Guy (^;)


    Roger that, Goat! (thumbup)
     
  16. All good advice. But the pawn shop suggestion would be the only way I'd know to legally put the serial number on a BATF books.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  17. Jacks1911

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    In MICHIGAN, all hand guns must be registered. It's a punishable offense.:(
     
  18. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    This sounds good to me, but I'm not a lawyer. Transfer it to an FFL dealer that Missouri says doesn't need the transfer permit, get the transfer permit that Missouri seems to require, then go transfer it back to yourself.
     
  19. jbarnhart73

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    Why? Are you required to register it?
     
  20. Happysniper1

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    Hello, JBarnhart73, and WELCOME to the Forum!

    If you could post a *Hi There* in the Introductions section, and tells us a little about you, other Members will be able to welcome you as well!

    Cheers!