There are three things you need to know when inheriting a firearm:
First, does my inherited firearm have to be registered? In Virginia, the answer is no, unless the firearm is regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Second, can I retrieve my inherited firearm from another state? 18, United States Code, 922, shall not preclude any person, who lawfully acquires a firearm by bequest, or intestate succession, in a state other than his state of residence, from transporting the firearm into, or receiving it, in that state, if it is lawful for such person to purchase or possess such firearm in that state.
The third point, is what if you are an ineligible person, to possess a firearm? If it is illegal for you to possess a firearm under the law, then you cannot physically possess it, even though you may have inherited it.
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