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#5652346 - 03/15/15 04:24 PM Help with a gun question please
thorn4570 Offline
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I am wondering why people cover serial numbers on guns or won't give serial numbers. I understand why someone covers a license plate on CL etc. but guns aren't registered. You can't run a gun like you can a tag. Somebody help me out cause I may be missing something.
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#5652365 - 03/15/15 04:48 PM Re: Help with a gun question please [Re: thorn4570]
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I have always wondered that myself especially if the gun was purchased legally through a licensed gun dealer. I suppose that if someone acquired the gun through a private purchase they might be afraid it could have been used in a crime or stolen and could be traced back to them. I would be interested in hearing what others have to say.
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#5653223 - 03/16/15 08:58 AM Re: Help with a gun question please [Re: thorn4570]
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If the gun was purchased via private party and no documents exist (Bill of Sale) showing that you obtained the firearm legally, anyone who sees the picture could file a "Stolen Property" report with their local PD using that serial number, and claim the gun as theirs that they purchased through a private sale...

Not saying I am fearful of that, but it is a real possibility, however unlikely it may be...
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#5653476 - 03/16/15 11:51 AM Re: Help with a gun question please [Re: thorn4570]
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Good info.

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#5654104 - 03/16/15 07:28 PM Re: Help with a gun question please [Re: thorn4570]
thorn4570 Offline
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Well Shooter I never thought of that. There are some bad people out there.
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