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How does a gun buy back handle stolen guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hondodawg, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. Hondodawg

    Hondodawg Member

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    So lets say I have a gun stolen. I report to the police. Several years later in some other location it shows up at a "gun confiscation buy back". Is it the responsibility of LE to return my gun back to me? Or does it go and get destroyed?
     
  2. Soapy5

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    If you are lucky they might give you a commemorative railroad spike :D
     
  3. MErl

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    probably up to the rules of each 'buyback' I wouldn't expect anything happening to them except destruction though.
     
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    Don't hold your breath.

    It should be the governing body's responsibility to do a FICS (Firearms Instant Check System) to see if the gun is stolen.

    However, the governing body's doing gun buy-backs are, IMO, very unlikely to give you back a gun recovered in a gun buy-back program.

    Chances are 1000/1 it will be destroyed, or taken home by a high ranking government official to add to his collection.

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    Most send them straight from the buyback to the recycling center, they don't get checked for anything but a clear chamber. However, I doubt many stolen guns actually get turned in, most are stolen to be used in crimes, and most criminals don't trust cops, so I doubt they'll risk it for a $200 gift certificate to a grocery store. I'd love to see some cold numbers about the guns that get turned in, but doubt I ever will.
     
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    They won't.

    But grandma might to feed the baby mommas love childs!

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    They handle stolen guns the way they do every other illegal gun that might get turned in. Toss them in the shredder and give the criminals amnesty.

    Assuming a criminal would really trade a hot commodity on the streets for a $50 WalMart gift card, that is. Odds are, your stolen gun will never see a buy back. It might see an evidence locker when it gets recovered from a crime scene. You've got better odds having the gun returned to you in that case.
     
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    So technically if you were a criminal, you could use a gun to kill someone, then turn it into a buy back and never get charged with murder. And get paid. That's just awesome.:banghead:

    Crime really does pay.....
     
  9. 45_auto

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    Never heard of a "FICS system" in the 7 years I was in law enforcement. No such thing at a national level, maybe some local database where you are? Or are you proposing a new government database? That should be cheap.

    Stolen property (including guns) is currently part of the NCIC database. Any law enforcement agency can use it. If a law enforcement agency is doing the buy-back it would be easy for them to do the checks. Whether they do or not would be up to the agency.

    http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/doj/fbi/is/ncic.htm

     
  10. Hondodawg

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    So sounds like a big "IF" they run the serial number before scraping them.
     
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    Not that the odds are good anyway
     
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    You need to recalibrate your sarcasm meter. :D
     
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    Pretty much. Its less of a "buyback" than "paid destruction of evidence".
     
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    It probably varies with each jurisdiction. In Ohio, most departments would LOVE to close a crime, return property, or investigate in a new direction. The guy turning in the gun may be free of charges, but fingerprints on the INSIDE of, say, a murder weapon, or other evidence on the gun might lead them to someone who WASN'T promised anything. If your insurance paid out on a stolen gun, it may become the property of the insurance company, or they may get to dictate disposition.
     
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    SDM, maybe but too many seem to be : straight into the masher, no SN check, a straight up get out of jail free card. What would be nice is for a criminal to admit he sold the gun to the PD... but the likely hood of that fact getting out....
     
  16. SharpsDressedMan

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    Here in Ohio, we like to THINK our cops are professional, but every now and then you get a stinker like that guy in Canton abusing a CHL holder. Respecting property that has been stolen from others, and due process, is part of that professionalism goal.
     
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