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Inheriting guns?

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Hello experts,

This is probably an ignorant question, but I haven't found a consistent answer online, so I'll ask it here:

What's the law regarding the inheritance of guns?

An uncle of mine just moved into a retirement home that doesn't allow guns. He's given me his Remington 870, a .22 rifle, and two revolvers, a .22 and a .44.

Apart from walking with him through the woods/fields while he chased squirrels, rabbits, pheasants, grouse, the occasional deer, and lots of chantrelles and morels, I've never hunted. I'm definitely going to give it a try this year (I'm just young enough to need the safety permit, so I've begun the online process for getting the gun safety permit).

I just want to make sure all's well.

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Do not worry. Accept them in good grace and with gratitude. Then learn to handle and maintain them and enjoy using them on the target range before you try hunting.

Do not worry about the President coming to take them or pay any attention to those who spread that sorta nonsense.

Welcome to the outdoor and shooting world. Do it right, learn and practice, and you will have a life time of enjoyment.

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Thanks for this thread. I was in the same boat as we inherited a 12 ga., .22 and a .38 from my wife's father. He lived in Washington State, obviously we're here. I wondered if we needed to register them, license them etc. and the info here backs up what I've been told. That, in the case of an inheritance, nothing need be done..unless you want to get a conceal-carry permit. Just go use and enjoy them.

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LOL. I think I might have to take BOTH of you up on those generous offers. Regardless of how many we see, I'm pretty sure it'll be a lucky pheasant if I take a shot at it. smile

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I don't know, Eric. The extent of my up-to-now target practice (all of which was with a BB gun) has included missing more often than not the ever-elusive pop can perched on a stump. smile

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I don't know, Eric. The extent of my up-to-now target practice (all of which was with a BB gun) has included missing more often than not the ever-elusive pop can perched on a stump. smile

You haven't shot your eye out yet, have you? grin

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Your perfectly fine nothing extra needed. Now keep them in the family and make it clear that they are never sold,that is the reason for inheritance they wanted to pass something along for the generations to follow. 2c

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