Fate of Weapon Post the Demise of license holder

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Fate of Weapon Post the Demise of license holder

Post by GurnaniM » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:08 am

Hi Everyone,
just a querry to help understand the legal clauses and process in place that guide the fate of the handgun or any licensed weapon post the demise of the owner. The querry is that since in most cases of inheritance there is bound to be more than one legal heir (wife, sons, daughters etc.) how is the ownership of the weapon decided or incase the weapon is to be sold who would be the authority to sell it legally.

Points to consider (from my understanding) Family heirloom policy of transfer of gun has other clauses that need to be satisfied ie age of the original owner and years of license held etc.

Also the weapons imported under TR have the sale ban for natural life of the owner so the only way it can be sold is post the passing away of the original owner (i assume this being the only way post 86 make foreign brands are being sold in the country)

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Re: Fate of Weapon Post the Demise of license holder

Post by Vineet » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:58 am

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Re: Fate of Weapon Post the Demise of license holder

Post by Vineet » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:13 pm

GurnaniM wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:08 am
Hi Everyone,
The querry is that since in most cases of inheritance there is bound to be more than one legal heir (wife, sons, daughters etc.) how is the ownership of the weapon decided or incase the weapon is to be sold who would be the authority to sell it legally.
All legal heirs have to give an affidavit that they have no objection if the weapon, which is deposited in safe custody, is sold to any dealer or is sold to any license holder.

So the answer to your query that how the ownership is decided, is that the ownership is decided by the affidavits of the legal heirs.
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Re: Fate of Weapon Post the Demise of license holder

Post by GurnaniM » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:23 am

Thanks Vineet ji!

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