“”What difference would it make?””
You wouldn’t have a problem owning a gun that was used in a crime and it could be traced to you? Try and talk your way out of that. Better know a good attorney.
Kind of like “I’m just holding it for a friend.”
It would only become a problem if I used it in a crime and the Po-PO gottheir hands on it. That’s not very likely.
A few years ago I took my wife on a trip. When we got back our daughter showed me a shotgun she had gotten from a friend. The friend wanted to sell it and was asking a very reasonable price. It might be stolen but there’s no way for me to find out without telling the po-po more than I want them to know. I knew he was going to sell it to someone and I also knew I wouldn’t use it in a crime. I couldn’t be sure of that other “someone” who might be a gang-banger so I bought it. Now it’s in a safe location and won’t be used for nefarious purposes.
Could I have taken it to the local cop-shop? Sure, but I know for a fact that many guns that are turned in there go to the private collection of one of the officers. That would make it stolen alright but it would be stolen from me! No thanks.
I run a police check on every used firearm I buy.