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    private handgun transfer

    Hey my friend wants to give me his old xdm handgun. Both of us have permits to purchase and carry. What is the process for transferring handguns, if any?

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    Go to his house, he gives you the gun. If he wants to keep some paperwork and a copy of your permit and ID, that's up to him. There's no specific requirements in the law provided you (the recipient) have a valid permit to purchase or carry.

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    In Colorado, if the current House Bill passes, you both will be required to submit to a background check with $10 fee, through a FFL gun shop. Without this paper trail you will be committing a serious violation of the law. However don't be too alarmed.
    If this bums you out, in Colorado, you may now legally pull out your bong and fire up a bowl. While they were criminalizing Guns they have legalized recreational Marijuana. Is this a great country or what??????? Somebodies priorities are getting mis placed !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Younguy View Post
    In Colorado, if the current House Bill passes, you both will be required to submit to a background check with $10 fee, through a FFL gun shop. Without this paper trail you will be committing a serious violation of the law. However don't be too alarmed.
    If this bums you out, in Colorado, you may now legally pull out your bong and fire up a bowl. While they were criminalizing Guns they have legalized recreational Marijuana. Is this a great country or what??????? Somebodies priorities are getting mis placed !
    Well thankfully we are in Iowa. Glad I didn't take that job in Co...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
    Go to his house, he gives you the gun. If he wants to keep some paperwork and a copy of your permit and ID, that's up to him. There's no specific requirements in the law provided you (the recipient) have a valid permit to purchase or carry.
    Do you have a link to where I could read the actual law? I've been searching but haven't been able to find a definitive answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msjenkin View Post
    Do you have a link to where I could read the actual law? I've been searching but haven't been able to find a definitive answer.
    It's not really listed in any detail in the Iowa code. There is no state mandated registration, paperwork, receipt etc. Just give him a copy of your permit and you can write out your own receipt.

    The section that applies is this:

    724.15 Annual permit to acquire pistols or revolvers.

    1. Any person who desires to acquire ownership of any pistol or revolver shall first obtain an annual permit. An annual permit shall be issued upon request to any resident of this state unless the person is subject to any of the following:


    a. Is less than twenty-one years of age.

    b. Is subject to the provisions of section 724.26.

    c. Is prohibited by federal law from shipping, transporting, possessing, or receiving a firearm.

    2. Any person who acquires ownership of a pistol or revolver shall not be required to obtain an annual permit if any of the following apply:


    a. The person transferring the pistol or revolver and the person acquiring the pistol or revolver are licensed firearms dealers under federal law.

    b. The pistol or revolver acquired is an antique firearm, a collector’s item, a device which is not designed or redesigned for use as a weapon, a device which is designed solely for use as a signaling, pyrotechnic, line-throwing, safety, or similar device, or a firearm which is unserviceable by reason of being unable to discharge a shot by means of an explosive and is incapable of being readily restored to a firing condition.

    c. The person acquiring the pistol or revolver is authorized to do so on behalf of a law enforcement agency.

    d. The person has obtained a valid permit to carry weapons, as provided in section 724.11.


    e. The person transferring the pistol or revolver and the person acquiring the pistol or revolver are related to one another within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity unless the person transferring the pistol or revolver knows that the person acquiring the pistol or revolver would be disqualified from obtaining a permit.


    3. The annual permit to acquire pistols or revolvers shall authorize the permit holder to acquire one or more pistols or revolvers during the period that the permit remains valid. If the issuing officer determines that the applicant has become disqualified under the provisions of subsection 1, the issuing officer may immediately revoke the permit and shall provide a written statement of the reasons for revocation, and the applicant shall have the right to appeal the revocation as provided in section 724.21A.

    4. An issuing officer who finds that a person issued a permit to acquire pistols or revolvers under this chapter has been arrested for a disqualifying offense or who is the subject of proceedings that could lead to the person’s ineligibility for such permit may immediately suspend such permit. An issuing officer proceeding under this subsection shall immediately notify the permit holder of the suspension by personal service or certified mail on a form prescribed and published by the commissioner of public safety and the suspension shall become effective upon the permit holder’s receipt of such notice. If the suspension is based on an arrest or a proceeding that does not result in a disqualifying conviction or finding against the permit holder, the issuing officer shall immediately reinstate the permit upon receipt of proof of the matter’s final disposition. If the arrest leads to a disqualifying conviction or the proceedings to a disqualifying finding, the issuing officer shall revoke the permit. The issuing officer may also revoke the permit of a person whom the issuing officer later finds was not qualified for such a permit at the time of issuance or who the officer finds provided materially false information on the permit application. A person aggrieved by a suspension or revocation under this subsection may seek review of the decision pursuant to section 724.21A.

    That's it.

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