Willing/Inheriting Guns What is the Best Way? (Read 1395 times)

Jdelacruz

Willing/Inheriting Guns What is the Best Way?
« on: February 10, 2015, 01:36:16 PM »
A recent event got me think. Almost 20 years ago my grandfather died and willed a 357 revolver to my dad. Last week my dad gets a letter from HPD stating that the firearm was ready for release and he could pick it up. He took the letter to pick it up but now they are requiring my grandma in her 80's take a firearms course so she could legally register it and then transfer it to my dad.  All this hassle and the length of time since my grandpa's death has got me thinking what is the best way to will my firearms. I know we can joint register but what if something happens to me and my wife? I don't want my kids waiting almost 20 years to get all my stuff. Any suggestions or insight is greatly appreciated.

macsak

Re: Willing/Inheriting Guns What is the Best Way?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 01:44:17 PM »
A recent event got me think. Almost 20 years ago my grandfather died and willed a 357 revolver to my dad. Last week my dad gets a letter from HPD stating that the firearm was ready for release and he could pick it up. He took the letter to pick it up but now they are requiring my grandma in her 80's take a firearms course so she could legally register it and then transfer it to my dad.  All this hassle and the length of time since my grandpa's death has got me thinking what is the best way to will my firearms. I know we can joint register but what if something happens to me and my wife? I don't want my kids waiting almost 20 years to get all my stuff. Any suggestions or insight is greatly appreciated.

interesting
how come hpd has the firearm?

my family is in possesion of a revolver that my father registered in the 60s
my father passed away in 1981
i asked one time a few years ago what i needed to do
the guys at the desk said all i had to do was have my mom get a notarized letter stating that she was executor of the estate and she was transferring it to me
i never did it
but one time, months later, the guy at the desk asked me whether i took care of the revolver
 :o

Jdelacruz

Re: Willing/Inheriting Guns What is the Best Way?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 03:30:50 PM »
Not sure. Unless the law has changed since then. The evidence department was the one's who had the gun. It was willed to my dad by my grandpa. My grandma was not able to posses it as she had no affidavit, etc. to get it register to her. Could it be fluke event waiting this long? Either way I just wan to make sure this doesn't happen to any of my loved ones when I am gone.

aieahound

Re: Willing/Inheriting Guns What is the Best Way?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 04:55:47 PM »
Mother's Day !

Let's all take our wives (if you have kids ) or mothers (if your fathers have guns, particularly handguns) to certification class !  :shaka:

I actually thought about this and made (read asked nicely) my wife to get handgun certified.

Just for this exact reason.

The more a person hates, the more the object of their hatred hates them back. - Itachi Uchiha

tim808

Re: Willing/Inheriting Guns What is the Best Way?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2020, 06:29:22 AM »
Sorry for bumping this old post.

So if I want to pass my toys to the kids if I die before my wife (she already has the affidavit that she took the pistol class)
- have a will
- hpd will hold my rifles. Kids get permits.  Kids bring will and permits, get rifles back from hpd and register them.
- for pistols, Hpd holds my toys while my wife applies for permits, she then registers pistols to her, mean while kids take the pistol class and lastly kids apply for permit and register the pistol.

I don’t have my wife’s name on any of my toys.  (She was kind of too busy to take off to go hpd)
« Last Edit: January 30, 2020, 07:41:01 AM by tim808 »

mrgaf

Re: Willing/Inheriting Guns What is the Best Way?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2020, 04:23:51 PM »
My toys will be outta here 1 week after I croak. I’ve built the shipping container and my wife knows the drill. My buddy in Alaska is an FFL and he’ll come here at my estates expense, pack em up and ship them out to Alaska. He’ll be able to keep two firearms for himself, ship the rest of my long guns to my brothers and sell the remaining handguns for the missus. I’ve also told the missus that when HPD comes knocking on the door to tell them they’re no longer here and where is none of their business and shut the door. My lawyer also has instructions in case HPD gives her a hard time.  :thumbsup: :shaka:
« Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 07:50:24 AM by mrgaf »
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tim808

Re: Willing/Inheriting Guns What is the Best Way?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2020, 07:41:04 PM »
Hi G,
Wow.....you are way ahead of the curve!

I think I better start with a will....or at least start learning about them

drck1000

Re: Willing/Inheriting Guns What is the Best Way?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2020, 10:47:29 AM »
Hi G,
Wow.....you are way ahead of the curve!

I think I better start with a will....or at least start learning about them
Recommend contacting an estate planner to help walk you through the process.  You can always draft up your own and get it notarized.  That will be helpful for something immediate, but best have the professionals assist you.  Luckily, one of my best friends is an attorney that specializes in estate planning.  He pretty much handled everything for me. 

I went through two probates in the last 5 years for my grandma and my dad.  My grandma had a will, but it was so old that it didn't address "current events" in terms of loans that other family members had on the estate.  Then my dad didn't have a will, or at least that we could find.  Thankfully, all parties in both probates saw things the same way, which I've heard is usually not the case, particularly when money is involved.  In the case of my dad's estate, my sister and her husband didn't want any of the guns.  But we still had to go through some hoops to get them released to me.  I have a thread on what I went through.  It was actually pretty easy, but there are definitely things you can do to make the transition easier.  Verifying your registrations are updated (can verify in the "paperwork side") and ownership of the firearms documented. 

tim808

Re: Willing/Inheriting Guns What is the Best Way?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2020, 07:00:27 PM »
Thank you!  I’ll look into estate planning