Originally Posted by jasmith85
That situation is actually the reason I have become so worried about making sure a gun has a clear history before I buy it.
But apparently running it through a dealer WON'T make you sure that it's not stolen. If it can show up as stolen after a gun shop takes it in but before they can sell it, it can show up as stolen after you buy it.
Seems to me the only way to be 100 percent certain is to either buy only new firearms, or to buy from a person you know who was the original owner.