“The only problem with this is you could be in possession of stolen property the minute you buy the gun. And there is no way to check it without someone going to jail if the gun is stolen, whether the seller knows it is or not.”
I’m wondering if you could request a check from the police based on serial and model number after you made the purchase, and simply turn over any gun found to be stolen?
Can you rob a bank and then turn the money over when it looks like you might get caught? The way it’s going to be run most likely is over the radio. I guarantee you when the sargeant hears that an officer has run the serial number on a stolen firearm and no arrrest was made he’s going to have a lot of questions for that officer.