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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 12/26/2005 4:45:04 PM EDT
im conserned about buying used guns. if they are reported stolen and a cop checks the serial numbers, that is a huge problem in louisiana.

i would write down the serial numbers of a used gun i want and go home and check it out first.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 4:46:46 PM EDT
I doubt it, but tag just in case.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 4:51:12 PM EDT
Who are you buying it from?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 4:51:34 PM EDT
Most likely there is,but only LEO's can access it at work.Though I would really like to know why there isn't a National public DB of stolen firearms that law abiding citizens can access.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:04:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 5:04:51 PM EDT by cajun47]
what is leo? sorry im a noob here.

law enforcement officers?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:06:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 5:06:44 PM EDT by RSF45]
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Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:09:49 PM EDT
Yup, but not all officers have access to this. Most officers have to run them through the dispatchers or there county dispatch. At least around here. RnR
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:04:47 PM EDT
Maybe we could get a "LEO" from the boards to do it for us........Any "leo's" that are reading this could chime in anytime.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:26:07 PM EDT
I live in a small town here in western WA and I simply call the local PD ( non 911 number obviously )from my cell phone when I am looking at a used firearm I am considering purchasing.

They will check the computer instantly ( takes less than 20 seconds ) and run the suspected serial number ( no make or model is needed - just the serial number ). Always fast & friendly. I have used them approx 15 times over the years.

Small towns have their advantages.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:32:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 6:36:05 PM EDT by Tango7]
I had a police detective from the town north of me tell me that if my stolen firearms were brought toa dealer that the PD would get them back, because all FFL's have to run the serial number of firearms they take in on consignment.

(no, they don't) In IL all stolen guns are run through LEADS (Law Enforcement Agencies Data System), but like the name says, it's for LE only.

ETA: try this site:


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