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  • BBL

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    More than likely the law enforcement agency completed a request through the ATF to find the last known transaction through a FFL. That lists the person with their DL and typically a phone number


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    Last "KNOWN" transaction through a FFL? That does not seem possible. FFL transactions remain recorded with the FFL. Which was my point all along.
     

    justmax

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    Last "KNOWN" transaction through a FFL? That does not seem possible. FFL transactions remain recorded with the FFL. Which was my point all along.
    Last "known" (by me) was when gave it to an FFL dealer/customer.
    Last "documented" was when I 44'ed it as an individual.

    My curiosities were first of all, how did they find me after that long and 3 or 4 address changes? Secondly, how or why the repeat after a few more years?

    I wonder what that lady's desk looks like.
     

    Grumps21

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    At the second contact, I probably would have claimed it. Assuming it wasn’t stolen, everyone got paid when it exchanged hands.
     

    justmax

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    My second story needs a little background. The first weapons that I carried regularly were a S&W M-60 and a PPK. I carried both of these weapons interchangeably, and the other was usually in my briefcase, or at least in the car. Not that it could happen today, but then I just declared them to the guards at the gate of where I was going. Sometimes they waived me on in, sometimes they had me leave them at the guard shack. When the latter happened, I got a receipt, with s/n. This happened at places that I am sure I will be challenged on, but nonetheless in happened. Suffice it to say, both weapons were well documented to be mine. Fast forward, the M-60 got retired to be in a holster screwed to the underside of the coffee table where my late SO or I could get to it from our respective lounging spots.

    After 17 years my SO and I decided to split up. She moved to California where her estranged children were. I intended to swap out the 60 for something else, but I never did. She moved, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and died within 3 months.

    Her brother and I met out in Cali for the funeral. Our primary directives, other than the funeral, were to stop the other from bitch slapping those of the family and children that really deserved it. While there, I found evidence (rug, holster still on coffee table, and ammo) that the 60 went west. When asked, all 3 kids denied knowing anything about any pistol. Understand that 2 of the 3 kids were already on there way to being in the system.



    After the funeral business was handled, I retuned empty handed regarding the 60. Seeing as how that weapn was documented to be mine at multiple federal installations, I had a concern regarding my liability of that weapon ending up in Cali without the proper registration, let alone probably being in the hands of one on the boys that already have some issues.

    Upon my return to Houston, and under advice of counsel, I went to the Sheriff’s office to file a report of a stolen gun. I was surprised to find that no one wanted to take the report when I told them who “stole” it, and that they were dead. I had to go through 3 levels of supervision before the Lieutenant was told to take the report and enter it into the system.

    I check on it periodically, but after nearly 20 years, nothing has shown up. It is still listed as a stolen gun. I probably will never get the gun back, but I really don’t care about that. I just felt that I needed to protect myself for the day it shows up at a convenience store robbery.
     

    badger0239

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    Last "KNOWN" transaction through a FFL? That does not seem possible. FFL transactions remain recorded with the FFL. Which was my point all along.

    Every firearm transferred by the FFL is recorded and available upon demand from the ATF for bona fide purposes. Sorry for that confusion.


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    justmax

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    Every firearm transferred by the FFL is recorded and available upon demand from the ATF for bona fide purposes. Sorry for that confusion.


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    Every firearm transferred by the FFL is SUPPOSED TO BE recorded and available upon demand from the ATF for bona fide purposes. My point was that in my case, the evidence implies that the FFL never entered the gun into his system. Hence, I was the last person to have been documented to be associated with the weapon.
     

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