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buying used guns that are registered?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by chetrogers, Jul 18, 2003.

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  1. chetrogers

    chetrogers Member

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    Lets say you bought a gun from a dealer and you of course had it registerd and went through the fingerprinting and all that fun stuff...but then you sell that gun to me...what happens if for whatever reason a cop runs the numbers on the gun and it comes up in your name but i have the gun "because i bought it from you"?

    Im just wondering because i have been buying guns from friends that i trust fully but what if i dont know the person that well..Is it best just not to buy a gun from a person you dont know fully.
     
  2. six 4 sure

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    Well I learned the hard way CYOA. I would suggest you keep a notebook containing sn#'s, date purchased, who it was bought from, and if need be who it was sold to.

    I'm sure many here would agree it's a good idea to keep very good records where your firearms came from. You may want to check out your local gun laws some states require you to keep a record of private transactions. A good record book will save your backside if you were to get a knock on the door from some boys in blue.

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  3. c_yeager

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    You have to register your guns in oregon?
     
  4. CWL

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    Here in CA, even private party transfers has to go thru DROS-NICs background check. Gun is surrendered to FFL until 10-days have passed. If legal transfer, there's a paper trail back to you.
     
  5. AR-10

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    Guns were bought and sold with no paper for over a century.

    I really don't see the need for a documented lineage of ownership. When I buy a toaster at a garage sale I do not expect to register it with the state or receive documents showing it's history of ownership.

    Guns are no different.
     
  6. TheOtherOne

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    I totally agree but it's too bad some of our unconstitutional laws don't.
     
  7. Jack19

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    These days, when I sell something, it's always through a licensed FFL holder.

    The couple of times I've sold weapons privately, it's always with a signed reciept to both parties and always to someone I know personally. No strangers need apply.
     
  8. Old Fuff

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    In Arizona where I live the sale of firearms between residents is not recorded. However it is a common practice to draw up a simple bill-of-sale and have both parties sign it, with a copy going to each. This usually takes care of any problems if an official inquiry is made. I'd do this regardless of what the gun's previous registration status was.
     
  9. brookstexas

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    Thankful to be in Texas

    and out of California.

    Private sales here require no paperwork or wait, It's great to live in a free state.
    Point- it's like this due the hard work of pro gun groups like the TSRA and gun owners who VOTE and get involved.
    BT
     
  10. Doc

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    whenever I buy a used pistol, it must be registered in MI
    so the police check it at the time of purchase. I keep a register
    of all the purchases I make - so that LEO can track back
    to the bad guys

    whenever I buy a used long gun, I take it to the police station
    and have them run the numbers on that gun also!
    FIRST AND FOREMOST, to insure my new gun is legal
    FOR ME TO OWN!
     
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