Is there a way to check serial numbers on firearms before you buy them from private parties?
Write down the serial number and take it into your local police department/sheriff's office. Have an officer/deputy check the number, with the understanding that if it turns out to be stolen, they are going to impound the gun to be returned to the owner. There is no ethics violation on the police's part if done in this manner.
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