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Old September 23, 2012, 10:51 PM   #13
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by mitchntx
...The only time the SN will be run through "the system" is if you commit a crime,...
Not necessarily. There may be other circumstances in which the serial number might be checked. And in many ways the practical concern is that if you are found with a stolen gun, even if it's absolutely clear that you came by it honestly and innocently, the gun will be taken from you to be returned to the rightful owner; and you will be out the money you paid for it.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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