Deceased Estate

Discuss the good and the bad of licencing and re-licencing your firearms

Deceased Estate

Postby Louis » Tue, 2007-06-05 13:04

My wifes best friend asked me to help her mother with 4 firearms that she inherited from her husband when he died in 2000.

The problem is, the firearms is still licensed on her deceased husbands name and she never applied for the weapons to be put on her name.

She went to the police in 2004 to hand it in, but the person she spoke to said she is in a lot of trouble and chased her away!

The weapons is still in a safe at her home. What must she do????
Louis
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri, 2006-10-27 16:39
Location: Western Cape

Re: Deceased Estate

Postby GOSA » Wed, 2007-06-06 07:32

Louis wrote:She went to the police in 2004 to hand it in, but the person she spoke to said she is in a lot of trouble and chased her away!


She is in a lot of trouble, potentially.

Those firearms are now "illegal"m the same way many of the firearms destroyed over the last few years were "illegal".

And while she might get a good cop, she might also get a bad one, and then she will spend time in jail.

She has two options, of which we here at GOSA can only recommend one. That is to get a lawyer, spend a lot of money, and hand the firearms in for destruction.

The second option is a result of the FCA and the way it was implemented, and illegal, which is why we can't recommend it. But we hear that it's very popular. And that's just to shut up about it.

We at GOSA fear that a very large number of currently legal firearms will end up in the "illegal" pool because of the way the FCA is implemented. It might be as high as 2 *million* firearms. But of course the law-abiding people will be blamed for this, not the architects of the FCA.
What have YOU done for YOUR rights today?
GOSA
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1598
Joined: Sun, 2006-01-29 15:42
Location: South Africa


Return to Licencing and re-licencing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron