Can I Gift a Gun? – Colorado

Do you have the question can I gift a gun for the holidays? Watch Independent Program Attorney Drew Eddy teach what you need to know before you buy. 

Drew: Hi folks my name is Drew Eddy. I am an attorney with U.S. LawShield. And I am coming to you today from beautiful Denver, Colorado. Here to talk to you about a few gun issues. Starting with the law surrounding gifting a gun or giving a gun as a gift.

Generally speaking, it is an absolutely legal thing to do. But you should go through an FFL. It is required by state law to do so. FFL stands for Federal Firearms License. The person conducting the transfer will request a background check and obtain state approval and record that transfer.

There are a number of exceptions to the FFL requirement that may be pertinent to your own personal situation.  But the main exceptions that most people find themselves in include receiving a gun as an inheritance or giving a gun to an immediate family member. Under both of those circumstances, an FFL is not required.

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