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

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    wolverine_173

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    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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    mhen

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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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    zWarlord

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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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    JayDay

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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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    cigarmanpa

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    I daily carry a gun not registered to me or anyone else
     
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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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    Who registers guns? I don't and will never live somewhere you do.
     
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    Swany26

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    they can look them up on the MDTs in their squads
     
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    JayDay

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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.
     
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    Swany26

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    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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