Originally posted by phroziac
reply to post by NavyDoc
Theres plenty of ways to sell guns to people and not actually know them. Gunshows for example. Also what if i say the gun was stolen or i sold it to some guy when i really didnt?
I also own a pre 4473 gun. Doesnt even have a serial number. Its a 12 gauge sears and robuck/jc higgins model 20 with a 28" barrel and mod choke, 5 shotppump, made my high standard.
Unrelated but i love when people call for gun control and have no clue what theyre talking about. A guy told me sniper rifles should be illegal, talking about the washington dc sniper, who used a bushmaster xm15 carbine. A very piss poor choice of a "sniper rifle". I pointed out to this guy that its only a sniper rifle because a sniper used it....infact its one of the worst choices there is for a sniper rifle. No excuse for stupidity. *any* rifle can be used for sniper attacks.edit on 16-11-2012 by phroziac because: (no reason given)
But there you go. You have a pre 4473 rifle. It is pretty untraceable unless the initial buyer who sold it to you is still living. The problem with, and my objection of, 4473 's is that they are a record that the government has already been databasing. It is a form of backdoor registry.
You are quite on and to expand on your well put post, the whole point of the "gun show loophole" debate is to try to shut down all face to face transfers so that all transfers of firearms are on paper with, you guessed it 4473's.