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Discussion in 'Stolen Property & Criminality' started by craigntx, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    Any used gun any of us buy including from a dealer could be a stolen firearm.....

    Pawn shops have to run their gun serial numbers weekly to the police when they buy one....so they do find out......

    The rest of us........

    Don't worry about it.....

    jmho...
     


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  2. craigntx

    craigntx Daca is caca

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    Idk where you get the idea I might be a snitch but you're way off there
     
  3. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    Just get the local LE to run the serial number. If it's stolen turn it in. I do wonder when folks say they don't want to get law enforcement involved?
     
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  4. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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  5. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    It isn't unlawful. If the gun is found to be stolen it will be confiscated, but there is little risk of arrest. If you have the gun, burglary tools, it's 2am and you are a block from the home where the gun was just stolen...well, yeah you might find yourself in jail.
     
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  6. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Watching "Live PD" yesterday.
    Comment was made that driving a stolen car is the same penalty as stealing the car.
     
  7. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    The PD doesn't have the time and resources for every person who wants a serial number of a gun ran.......they must have a legitimate reason to access the database, not hey, I got this gun from a drug abuser would you run it?

    They won't even run them for me....a gun shop......

    I just want to know.....is not a legitimate reason.........
     
  8. A & P Armory

    A & P Armory Active Member

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    Ironically, this is a benefit of buying from a gun store or at least using the store for 4473/background checks. So many people say "what do I have to do to register/unregister my gun". It's not registered. BUT, I've had a few calls from ATF Trace where they find stolen guns and because I have it in my records, I can say who bought it. Likewise, if a customer has his guns stolen and he bought them from me, he can call me and I can pull his complete history with serial numbers.

    So background checks and FFLs and bound books are a bit of a blessing and curse. We don't want big brother in our business, but it helps when you need it.

    It's like the urban communities who want to shit on police...until their house is broken into or their wife is raped. Guess who they call...
     
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  9. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Or people could have personal responsibility and record their own damn serial numbers. Then I don't need big brother to take care of me should my gun be stolen, right?
     
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  10. Shady

    Shady TGT Addict

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    Its not like everyone has a camera on there cell phone and can snap a pic of the SN of the gun and save that file on a desk top. Its way to complex. Who has time for that.



     


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