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Is it legal to carry a gun not registered in your name?

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Is it legal to carry a gun not registered in your name?

is it legal to carry a gun not registered to you? I bought several used not from a dealer so they are not in my name, is that a problem if a police officer ever checks the serial number? Or is it only a problem if its listed as stolen?
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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It should only be a problem if it is listed as stolen. I believe that the only time a gun is in your name is in the dealers records when you buy the gun. I also believe that they are only supposed to keep the records for a short amount of time, 3 months or something lke that.
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That depends greatly on your state of residence.
And those forms you fill out are not kept for 3 months. They are kept for 20 years, or until the FFL closes, at which point they are turned over to the ATF.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:47 PM   #4
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Guns aren't "registered" to you. It's my understanding it's only a record of sale and does not leave the FFL unless a criminal investigation warrants the release of the information. Law enforcement would have no information on any serial number unless someone reported it stolen.
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I daily carry a gun not registered to me or anyone else
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:43 AM   #6
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What state are you in? In Michigan unless you have a CPL it is illegal to carry a gun which is not yours. If you do have a CPL you can carry any legally owned gun.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:40 AM   #7
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Who registers guns? I don't and will never live somewhere you do.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:44 AM   #8
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Guns aren't "registered" to you. It's my understanding it's only a record of sale and does not leave the FFL unless a criminal investigation warrants the release of the information. Law enforcement would have no information on any serial number unless someone reported it stolen.
they can look them up on the MDTs in their squads
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:19 AM   #9
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they can look them up on the MDTs in their squads
I'm not sure what an MDT is but a registry isn't legal in the Great State of Texas. They could run a serial number, but wouldn't knew who owned it unless the owner had reported it stolen...or the information was required from a FFL for an investigation.
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I'm not sure what an MDT is but a registry isn't legal in the Great State of Texas. They could run a serial number, but wouldn't knew who owned it unless the owner had reported it stolen...or the information was required from a FFL for an investigation.
An MDT is a Mobile Data Terminal (the computer in the squad). I am jealous of Texas for many reasons, would probably move there if it wasn't for the fact that Minnesota is home.
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