Skip to comments.Vanitas vanitatum -- Giving a handgun to a Marylander
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?
If you dont know the rules there ask him or her first
You dont want to land them in jail
I am still trying to understand this part: Vanitas vanitatum
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.
It’s Latinglish for “Please excuse the vanity post”.
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.
Go downtown Baltimore.
Ask everyone you meet; “Hey man. Wanna free gun?”
(At least that’s what I’d do)
((Or maybe not))
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.
Awesome title :)
But as others have said, ask them first.
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.
I miss “...shall not be infringed.”
Looking at the answers, I’d say your best gift to your friend would be to convince them to move to another state.
Boy MD does not believe in the 2nd Amendment, what part of shall not infringe is so hard to understand.
Enroll them in Frontsight Firearms Training Institute - they give free pistols if you sign up for their courses.
Buy your friend a Greyhound ticket from occupied territory to the USA.
Wonder no more!
I live in Maryland and I’ll gladly take it off your hands!
Tell him to swing by my place and I'll split the gas price on the way out.
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.
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.