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My grandfather has a small collection of firearms that he has interest in giving to me. We are both unsure of the laws in terms of paperwork and transportation of them. To make things more complicated, he lives in Ohio and I live in Virginia. To transport them from one destination to the other I would be traveling through Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia. Is there anything I need to do to make a transaction legal or can I simply go to his house, lock them (unloaded obviously) in the trunk and go about my way? Any feedback is appreciated, thanks!
 

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Ohio - West Virginia - Virginia would be a better route even if farther.
 
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Is there anything that needs to be done for transfer of ownership? I'm just trying to keep it legal.
 

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Ohio - West Virginia - Virginia would be a better route even if farther.
Pennsylvania may not be a big deal but I would absolutely avoid Maryland.

Is there anything that needs to be done for transfer of ownership? I'm just trying to keep it legal.
that would be a question best answered by your local FFL
 

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I receive as gifts and give as gifts firearms all the time. Everyone I give and get from are all residents of Texas. I know there are some laws about purchasing firearms from another state and transporting them back to Texas. I don't know or care what they are as they will never apply to me. I know that there are some places outside of the United States like New Jersey and New York that have gun registration I don't know about Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, or Virginia. I know that in Free countries, like Texas and most others below the Mason-Dixon line, We transfer ownership of firearms to family by saying, "Here son, this is your gun now". That's it.

You should ask someone in Law Enforcement in each of those states what their laws are in so far as traveling through their respective states with firearms. I always ask law enforcement because regardless of what the law really is, it's law enforcement that you're going to have to deal with initially.

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I agree with Alan. Possession is 9/10ths of the law. Unless grandfather reports them stolen, you're good to go.

BTW, the OH->WV->VA route is what I strongly recommend.
 

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Like i always say (even in Canada where laws are a bit like NY) authorities still don't have highway "gun detectors" so what are the chances that right in that trip you will get pulled over if you drive extra careful? Slim to none
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I have researched this before for a few guys. The only issue you have is the route you take to transport them. As mentioned above, you need to avoid Md. at all costs. Go around it. You don't have any transport issues with them locked in the trunk for Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia. Pa. isn't a problem either. Md. is a serious problem - stay well away from Md.
 

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Alan, I consider Texas to be the true capital of the United States and my state Florida to be the co capital. I do exactly what you do and I avoid all Northeastern states like the plague. I don't want to even get started on California because they're like an old Soviet Union gulag when it comes to 2nd amendment rights.
 

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Like i always say (even in Canada where laws are a bit like NY) authorities still don't have highway "gun detectors" so what are the chances that right in that trip you will get pulled over if you drive extra careful? Slim to none
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There is always the chance of a accident even if not your fault. Like everyone else said, avoid MD and bring gun cases so they travel well in the trunk.
 
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