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How to make sure your not buying a stolen gun

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To avoid bying a stolen gun, I do one of two things:
1. I buy from Federally licensed dealers
2. When I have bought from private individuals I first run the serial number thru the database at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website. Any person can do this, you don't have to have "connections". If the seller is in too much of a hurry to give me time to do that, he can sell it to someone else. I don't want it.
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Do they have the box for it?
Do they get sketchy when you ask for a bill of sale?
Is it in the trunk with other guns for sale?
Ask how they came into possession of the gun, The mouth lies the body doesn't, if the body language is wrong it doesn't matter what they say.
Documentation is your friend.
I got my 80 Series Colt Commander from a known individual who had the original box and sales reciept from the local Ace Hardware store. I still ran the number anyway.
Oh, and if your local Ace Harware doesn't sell guns and ammo along with lightbulbs and nails you obviously live in the wrong part of the country.:mrgreen:
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As soon as I saw it was 9:37 in length I didn't even click the link.
There's an old saying that fits a host of different situations: "Life's too short to dance with ugly women."
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