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Discussion in 'Gun Legislation' started by sandyjr, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck 1911 Nut Lifetime Member

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    The initial answer still stands....the shop that sold it keeps those records for as long as they're in business. If they close, the records are sent to the ATF. Been that way since the GCA of 1968.
     


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  2. no2gates

    no2gates Well-Known

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    Where are all the records kept of all the guns that fell out of the boat into the bottom of the lake from all the members here???
     
  3. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck 1911 Nut Lifetime Member

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    On the hard drive of my computer that caught fire yesterday!
     
  4. candcallen

    candcallen Purveyor of Snark Humor and Truth.

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    They would have to have a reason to initiate a trace. If the FFL holder is still in business they would go from manufacturer to distributor to the FFL and he would search records and then they would come to you.

    You're talking a long time ago and who knows if they could fined the records if the FFL holder sent them to the ATF.

    I know of a couple Kmarts who had all their records tossed in the trash because they were stored in a store room that got cleaned out.

    Still I would bet they eventually get to you with info off the 4473 if they found the record.

    You can thank LBJ for pushing to stop the insanity after the assassinations in the late 60s for GCA of 68. It accomplished nothing but the ability to trace guns to law abiding citizens. But hay. What the hell well get there eventually. You will be spitting in a cup when you buy a gun in 20 years I bet.

    For his part in starting this shit What I'll do on his grave wont be confused for dancing in the rain.
     
  5. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    Insurance company records!
     
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  6. candcallen

    candcallen Purveyor of Snark Humor and Truth.

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    Every city in the country must have a lake with an an iron bottom sound by now.
     
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  7. motorcarman

    motorcarman Compulsive Collector

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  8. jkingrph

    jkingrph Member

    I have often wondered about the handgun I purchased just before I graduated college back in 1968 at a Kmart. The purchase was registered in a spiral bound composition book, already getting worn and rather ratty at the time.
     
  9. Renegade

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    The State of Texas has no records on this at all. Ever.
     
  10. Renegade

    Renegade SuperOwner

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    No they should not have a copy. They may have a copy. In 1976, ATF only required FFLs to keep 4473 for 5 years, and it was common for FFLs to destroy them as soon as the legally could.
     


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