How is it legal to give away a gun as a contest prize

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  1. jcmark611

    jcmark611 Member

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    A local church is have a big celebration and they plan to give away a "hinting rifle"

    How is this legal?

    Seriously
     
  2. newking70

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    last time i checked hinting rifles were legal to own.
     
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    Brian D Member

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    What are you hinting at?
     
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    A rifle that delivers "hints" that you are trespassing (with great speed).
     
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    HoboMan Silver Supporting Member

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    I used to go hinting as a kid.
    I was never good at it.

    But seriously, my old band played a gig a few years back and they had a raffle with handguns being some of the prizes.
    One of my bandmates won one.
     
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    I'm sure laws vary from place to place. In a couple of states that I know about, weapons can be raffle prizes but the winner is given a certificate which a licensed gun dealer will redeem. That way, no one who is legally prohibited from having a weapon gets handed one at the raffle and the winner also goes through whatever background checks are necessary. Whether that practice happens in the "real world" ..who knows?

    I don't know if the same rules apply for hunting rifles and hand guns alike. It's been a long time since I purchased a rifle and I'm sure the laws have changed in the meantime.
     
  7. GAD

    GAD Wubbalubbadubdub Silver Supporting Member

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    Still have to pass NICS check.
     
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    baffling and ridiculous.
     
  9. JDJ

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    It would not be illegal in my state so long as the winner is not prohibited from possessing a firearm (convicted felon, etc.).
     
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    At least it isn't one of those kinder egg surprises.
    Glad that regulations are there to keep the people safe.
     
  11. big mike

    big mike Moderator - EL34 Emeritas Staff Member

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    Not a TGP appropriate topic
     
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