A question

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Big country, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Big country

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    I didn't know were to post this so I stuck it hear. If I buy a gun from an individual and carry it for work and (God forbid) get forced to use it. Would I need some sort of bill of sale to get it back from the police dept? I want to buy new but if I buy one from an individual and can't prove ownership how would I get my gun back?:1zhelp:
     


  2. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    For duty carry I would either buy new,or used from a reputable gun shop.

    If you are buying from an individual you know get a bill of sale.

    Just my opinion.
     
  3. MadMo44Mag

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    Just to add, get the serial number and have it run by local PD to be sure the gun is clean before buying.

    If I knew the gun was clean and had a bill of sale, I'd have no worries!
     
  4. Big country

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    I know the gun is clean he bought from either gt's or McBride's, one of the two. I just don't know if a bill of sale written and signed by two individual parties is legal enough to get it back from the DA's around these parts.
     
  5. Rocket_Cowboy

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    This.
     
  6. navyguy

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    I'm thinking that if the gun was bought legally... that is by the person you will buy it from and it wasn't stolen property, and you and the seller are legal to buy and own guns, then its clean deal and within the laws of our fine state. Shouldn't make any difference if your gun was purchased in this way, or new from an FFL. It's still legally yours. I always do a written BOS. I know some people object to that, calling in self imposed gun control, as a written BOS is not a requirement. I just feel better with something in writing, and have never had anyone object. It's good for both seller and buyer.
     
  7. txinvestigator

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    You will not need a Bill of Sale to reclaim a firearm from the police. They will have the case number, you, and the serial number of the gun all tied together.

    People reclaim all sorts of property from the police with no bill of sale, all of the time.
     
  8. Big country

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    Thanks for the info guys. :happy0001: My mind is at ease. :rofl:
     
  9. That's the first thing the detective in homicide is going to ask for is proof it's your gun.
     
  10. Big country

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    That is why I wanted to check and see if a BOS is good enough.
     

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