How do you register a gun?
Prior answers that did not address the question but did enter
into a debate have been removed, due to conflicting
We get questions from several nations, and laws vary from
country to country. In the US, they vary from state to state. It is
not possible to give a "one size fits all" answer to this
In MOST of the US, there is no procedure nor requirement
(despite popular belief) to "register" a firearm with anyone. When
a gun is purchased from a dealer, to comply with Federal law, he
completes a record of that sale that he maintains at his place of
business for 20 years. A very few states may require registration
of a handgun- usually with the state police. You will need to let
us know what state you are asking about, or simply check with your
state police agency.
This does not apply to firearms such as machineguns or bazookas
that are stringently regulated under Federal law. It does not
address carrying a concealed firearm, which requires licensing of
the individual in 47 states.
Debaters may discuss this with me thru my message board.