My buddy texted me yesterday asking if I have the serial number for the 1911 I sold him years ago. Of course I knew it was either lost or stolen so I asked what happened. He said he was parked at his GF house and left the gun in his truck over night. Came out in the morning to see his window smashed and the gun missing so now the cops want the serial number.
Good thing I keep really good records on all guns I own and who I've sold any of them to in the past. It took me all of 30 seconds to get him the serial number so he could give it to the cops.
It just kills me that he left it in his truck for no reason and didn't have the serial number written down anywhere (which I told him to do). I know there are times you can't avoid leaving a gun in your vehicle, but this was not one of those times. I'm also feeling a little guilty since now a gun I owned could be involved in who knows what other crimes around town. I guess on the bright side since the cops have the s/n they know its stolen if the see it in a stop or other crime.This message has been edited. Last edited by: rmc85,
Posts: 2961 | Location: FL | Registered: March 08, 2007
That sucks for your friend. Hopefully nothing bad happens with it, but I’m assuming if someone is stupid enough to steal a gun they’re probably going to be in some stupid situation where it gets confiscated (just hope the stupid situation is j-walking and not a crime using the firearm)
Happens. Gave a car to charity some years ago and later got a letter from Chicago PD asking if I wanted to come pick it up in their impound lot (title transfer hadn't worked its way through the system at that point). Apparently it was impounded when they arrested some low life with drugs when he was driving it. Told PD it wasn't mine any more and they could do with it as they pleased.
I have guns hidden in lock boxes in both my cars. They are cheap Taurus pistols that wouldn’t exactly break my heart if they got nabbed. I mean I wouldn’t want Guns if mine on the street but the actually pistols mean nothing to me. I work in scrubs, I can’t carry to and from work. Can’t brinf guns into my work. Guns live in the car 24/7.
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