"Tragic boating accident" does it hold water?


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Good&Fruity
May 8, 2011, 04:03 PM
No pun intended, but I know we all joke about how we lost our guns in a tragic boating accident should anyone ever come a knocking. But I doubt such an excuse would result in an "OK, have a nice day".

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NMGonzo
May 8, 2011, 04:05 PM
*plunk*

9mm+
May 8, 2011, 04:10 PM
No pun intended, but I know we all joke about how we lost our guns in a tragic boating accident should anyone ever come a knocking. But I doubt such an excuse would result in an "OK, have a nice day".

I doubt it would end that way. If BATFE is involved, they would likely send divers or tethered magnets to find them.

cyclopsshooter
May 8, 2011, 04:12 PM
i wasnt joking...

ChCx2744
May 8, 2011, 04:12 PM
If you legally purchased or owned them and they haven't been or suspected to have been used in a crime, that excuse may hold some wieght. I don't know about where you live, but here we are not required to report lost property, because it is at our discretion. (Although I personally would report my lost/stolen guns immediately if it happened to me) I highly doubt the feds are gonna take the effort to search the bottom of the ocean and try to predict seasonal ocean current pathway just for your guns...I honestly don't think they would put in the effort. I only use that story when someone I don't know very well asks me if I have guns.

buck460XVR
May 8, 2011, 04:13 PM
No pun intended, but I know we all joke about how we lost our guns in a tragic boating accident should anyone ever come a knocking. But I doubt such an excuse would result in an "OK, have a nice day".


I dunno. I sold ALL my guns to a guy named Bob I met in the Wal-Mart parkin' lot. He was drivin' an old red Ford truck.

DeepSouth
May 8, 2011, 04:21 PM
If they have papers, no, it want work. If they don't have the papers, yes, it will work....Same with any "excuse"

kozak6
May 8, 2011, 06:15 PM
should anyone ever come a knocking

is such an extreme situation that it's nearly impossible to speculate on. Do you mean a California style "assault weapon" roundup, or some SHTF/"jack booted thug" fantasy? Or something else entirely? Honestly, I'm kind of surprised this thread hasn't been locked yet.

Don't some states require you to report lost firearms? That would cause you problems, at any rate.

Owen Sparks
May 8, 2011, 06:27 PM
I knew a guy who lived in California at the time of the AWB and he stored his guns in an elderly relitives attic for years before he was able to move out of the state. The relitive never knew they were there because he hid them while he was fixing her water heater and she was too old to climb the ladder. He stoped by to "check the water heater" one more time before leaving the state.

1894
May 8, 2011, 06:32 PM
While some of us may joke from time to time about this, you just posted a question on the internet (which makes it permanent - that means forever accessible to the world) that may be construed by a jury of your peers to indicate the possibility of premeditated action.

There is a, "Legal," section of this forum, in which - had you posted this there - I'm sure you'd be politely informed that this particular question might be better directed to your attorney.

danprkr
May 8, 2011, 06:45 PM
No excuse needed.

LE - What about your guns?

You - Am I under legal obligation to answer your questions?

IF LE - Yes

You - Call my (or get me an) attorney.

IF LE - No

You - good bye.

End of story. It's none of their business, and are usually obligated to attempt to use anything you say against you. Your best bet is there fore to say nothing without an attorney.

Black Butte
May 8, 2011, 07:28 PM
Some states require you to keep written records of face-to-face transfers. In Illinois, for example, the seller must keep a copy of the recipient's FOID card and a record of the transaction for 10 years. If more time has passed, you can simply say that the guns were sold and you no longer have information as to who you sold them to. If you are within the 10-year period, however, you would be required to produce a written record of the sale, so the "I sold that gun" story won't work.

kingcheese
May 8, 2011, 07:44 PM
well, if they know to come to you about a gun, chances are they have the gun already, (serial numbers) otherwise they shouldnt have anway of identifying you for anyreason, so if they have the gun... the boat thing aint gonna work

Ohio Gun Guy
May 8, 2011, 08:01 PM
I really have -0- plans of turning any in and becoming a victim of the state.

The "A" plan is to vote.

The "B" plan involves me and hopefully thousands of other similarly minded, freedom, and country loving neighbors.

Owen Sparks
May 8, 2011, 09:48 PM
The safest place to hide anything is "off warrent". If the wrong bunch came to power and outlaws __________ for example, the best place to hide ________ is on someone elses property where the search warrant does not apply. A relitives home, your church, your gym locker, your parents home, at work (provided you don't own the business) or even on public property.

Ohio Gun Guy
May 8, 2011, 09:56 PM
The problem with any kind of legal maneuver is that it assumes the rules will apply, when at least one of the rules (2nd Amendment) held above all others is being ignored.

Ed4032
May 8, 2011, 10:00 PM
Hey I lost the boat too. It was a nice boat, I just should have never kept all my guns in it.

Dantheman275
May 8, 2011, 10:22 PM
Please pardon my ignorance as I am a young and fairly new gun enthusiast, but can someone please inform me the content and context of what we are talking about here? I am lost...

TexasRifleman
May 8, 2011, 10:26 PM
Please pardon my ignorance as I am a young and fairly new gun enthusiast, but can someone please inform me the content and context of what we are talking about here? I am lost...

It's an old gun forum joke about what we'd do if "they" ever came to confiscate our guns. We'd tell them they were all lost in a tragic boating accident.

It was funny once :)

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