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Vanitas vanitatum -- Giving a handgun to a Marylander
my fertile mind | 6/23/11 | moiself

Posted on 06/23/2011 12:13:29 PM PDT by Mad Dawg

I want to make a gift, no strings attached, of a handgun to a resident of Maryland.

What are the legal hurdles? Does anyone know? Does anyone know where I can find out?

Thanks.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: banglist; freedom; handgun; liberty; pistol
Thanks for assistance.
1 posted on 06/23/2011 12:13:32 PM PDT by Mad Dawg
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To: Mad Dawg

If you dont know the rules there ask him or her first

You dont want to land them in jail


2 posted on 06/23/2011 12:14:39 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Mad Dawg

I am still trying to understand this part: Vanitas vanitatum


3 posted on 06/23/2011 12:16:16 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Mad Dawg

First question to ask yourself: Am I a MD resident? If not, interstate transfer rules apply and it must go through an FFL in MD. That’s the federal rule. I suspect MD has other rules that apply for in-state transfers between residents. A MD FFL would be very knowledgable on this.


4 posted on 06/23/2011 12:20:58 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It’s Latinglish for “Please excuse the vanity post”.


5 posted on 06/23/2011 12:21:07 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Mad Dawg

It would be good to locate a gun shop in that jurisdiction and give them a call. They’d probably be happy to answer those kinds of questions, and they’ll know all the local rules.


6 posted on 06/23/2011 12:24:06 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Mad Dawg

Go downtown Baltimore.

Ask everyone you meet; “Hey man. Wanna free gun?”

(At least that’s what I’d do)

((Or maybe not))


7 posted on 06/23/2011 12:25:00 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: Mad Dawg

Well I personally would say a gift between friends is just that and screw the government. Of course that’s just me, some people like to go by the book. I haven’t gone through the “process” since the Brady bill went into effect, because I refuse to fill out a forms and get the governments “permission” to purchase a gun, I do all my purchases from individuals, cash only no questions asked.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 12:25:17 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Mad Dawg
Vanitas vanitatum

Awesome title :)

But as others have said, ask them first.

9 posted on 06/23/2011 12:25:17 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Mad Dawg

Ask away:

http://www.mdshooters.com/forumdisplay.php?f=9

I believe that just like CA, there is a list. Make sure the handgun is permitted in the state. The transfer should go through a MD FFL, who should fill in the fed and state forms. There is a waiting period, as well as a release of some medical records, and a one a month purchase restriction. The gun should come with a spent cartridge in a sealed bag and should have a lock at the moment of transfer. There are some restrictions also regarding where you can take the gun once the resident takes possession. These are from memory, better check with FFL.


10 posted on 06/23/2011 12:31:42 PM PDT by battlecry
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To: Mad Dawg

I miss “...shall not be infringed.”


11 posted on 06/23/2011 12:44:50 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Mad Dawg

Looking at the answers, I’d say your best gift to your friend would be to convince them to move to another state.


12 posted on 06/23/2011 12:49:09 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: battlecry

Boy MD does not believe in the 2nd Amendment, what part of shall not infringe is so hard to understand.


13 posted on 06/23/2011 12:50:59 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Hatteras

Thank you.


14 posted on 06/23/2011 12:59:10 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Mad Dawg

Enroll them in Frontsight Firearms Training Institute - they give free pistols if you sign up for their courses.


15 posted on 06/23/2011 1:14:26 PM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: Mad Dawg

Buy your friend a Greyhound ticket from occupied territory to the USA.


16 posted on 06/23/2011 1:22:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Mad Dawg

Wonder no more!

I live in Maryland and I’ll gladly take it off your hands!


17 posted on 06/23/2011 2:33:20 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: GingisK
"Looking at the answers, I’d say your best gift to your friend would be to convince them to move to another state."

So true.

Tell him to swing by my place and I'll split the gas price on the way out.

18 posted on 06/23/2011 2:35:23 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik ("The trouble with internet quotations is you don't know if they are true"-Abraham Lincoln.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Dear B_F:
It is the first two words of the Vulgate of Ecclesiastes:
Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas = Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.

It is also the ‘motto’ of my used-to-be website, “The Vanity Files”.

Ecclesiastes is the book God put in the Bible for disillusioned and depressed atheists or agnostics. It is a wonderful book.

However, note: If you read it, some 30 years later you may find yourself becoming a Catholic. You have been warned.

Just sayin’.


19 posted on 06/23/2011 7:06:03 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Ramius; All

Thank you, Ramius, and thank you all. I know there is an FFL near her. I will contact them. That seems the safest way.

It’s a nice Beretta 92FS with maybe 200 rounds through it. She has a good aesthetic sense, and it’s a beautiful pistol, IMHO.


20 posted on 06/23/2011 7:08:49 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Mad Dawg

Roger that. yah, the Beretta 92 is a beautiful pistol. Must be the Italian influence. They make lots of pretty metal stuff. :-)


21 posted on 06/23/2011 8:06:40 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Mad Dawg
It’s a nice Beretta 92FS

Maryland does not allow any weapon with a magazine capacity over ten rounds. The Beretta 92 holds, what, fifteen rounds?

22 posted on 06/23/2011 10:54:26 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

Okay. (What a LAME state! Jeesh!)

I’m going to call a dealer in MD and look into all this. Maybe they allowed crippled magazines.

Thanks for the heads up.


23 posted on 06/24/2011 6:08:18 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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