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In Tn Registering An Unregistered Pistol

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Say I bought a gun from someone, but at that time, there was no registeration or anything of that nature, but I want to register the handgun now, how do I go about doing that or am I just better to throw it away?

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Are you talking about a pistol, rifle, shotgun and in what state. I will try and provide you with the link for the state law once you respond.

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There is no firearm registration in Tennessee.

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You do not have to register guns in the state of Tennessee. If they pass a law tomorrow saying all firearms must be registered, I would register the ones I have purchased through dealers and left a paper trail. The others just don't exist.

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Nope, you don't have to register it.

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You do not have to register guns in the state of Tennessee. If they pass a law tomorrow saying all firearms must be registered, I would register the ones I have purchased through dealers and left a paper trail. The others just don't exist.

ok> ok> D>

My feelings exactly. Of course, in florida there is no registration yet, and hopefully never will.

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I hope registration never happens in good Ol' Mississippi.

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It's a 9mm compact pistol....so you all are telling me that once I own a pistol, with or without a receipt, I just got get a LTC, and I can carry the pistol with me whenever?

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All you have to do is be 21, take the 8 hour (no getting out early) class, fill out the application (a glorified BATF 4473 form) and pay $115 to the state, get finger printed and wait. Then you can carry anywhere except where is prohibited by law.

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So you mean to tell me in TN, there is NO form of tracking handguns and pistols other than who it was originally sold to?

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So you mean to tell me in TN, there is NO form of tracking handguns and pistols other than who it was originally sold to?

You can make reciepts of sale to keep for your self to prove that you bought it but other than that no... :lol:

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Purchases of handguns from dealers are tracked but purchases from individuals are not. That doesn't mean that I can buy a gun for you because you are unable to purchase one yourself. I have to purchase the gun for myself. If after a time I decide I don't want it, I can sell it to you. I still think I would rather take it to an FFL and let them do a transfer for me. That way the gun is taken out of my name and put in some one elses.

This goes for rifles and shotguns too.

Edited by saintsfanbrian

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<~ gun newbie I've had a rifle 3 months and a pistol 4 days :) What is an FFL, where can I find one and what can I look at spending to have the thing transferred?

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Why are you so anxious for big brother to know what and how many firearms you have? I follow the letter of the law when purchasing new guns, but I covet my guns that the government doesn't know about. I'm not a paranoid freak, but it's none of their $%&@#!* business what and how many guns I have. It's none of the government's business how many guns any citizen has. If the person who sold you the gun is not worried about transfering it, you shouldn't either.

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I just don't want to be doing anything wrong. Ya know :)

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No worries bro. GO VOLS!

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what is the deal in PA?? i know rilfes dont have to be what about handguns??

thanks

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Wait, but if you get caught with an unregistered gun, aren't you liable by law....as in jail time?

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Wait, but if you get caught with an unregistered gun, aren't you liable by law....as in jail time?

Not in Tennessee.

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You can't get caught with an unregistered gun because there are no registered guns.

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I love the redneck state of TN :) Fortunately we don't have to deal with all those hoop-la gun laws.

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Yeah but say you were in a car and you had a rifle sitting on the back seat of it. If the cop ran the serial numbers, and it wasnt registered, wouldn't that warrant arrest?

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Your missing the point. All the police can do is run it to see if it is stolen. That is all.....we are in Tn, not NY.

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I've actually told a officer I had a rifle in my truck, said it was unloaded...that was the end of it. Then after all these lovely people helped em, turns out they don't even know who owns what gun, all they can do is track it back to who it was originally sold to....LoL I LOVE Tennessee

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Good ole Rocky Top.

No "registration" only permits to carry concealed.

Edited by saintsfanbrian

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Good ole Rocky Top. 

No "registration" only permits to carry concealed.

Almost right Saints. It's a permit to carry. Tennessee is not an open carry state like Virginia, but the TN permit allows that too. I know that you know this. Just trying to keep things straight for those who might not know.

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