Do Police have access to your gun ownership?

This is a discussion on Do Police have access to your gun ownership? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I realize that CCW info probably comes up. But can they access info on what you own through BATF purchase records?Just curious if the info ...

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    Question Do Police have access to your gun ownership?

    I realize that CCW info probably comes up. But can they access info on what you own through BATF purchase records?Just curious if the info "sharing" includes that...

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    It's not supposed to. That record is ,by law, supposed to be destroyed after (I think ) 90 days..it may even be less time.
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    BTW, there have been localities and/or agencies that have tried to ignore that and keep records, but they got spanked and were forced to destroy any records.
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    boattail,
    thanx, curious after a buddy who is an LEO told me ''don't be fooled, they could access it''. Also wondered after I filed a police report/complaint, what info police used my DOB for. probably just criminal records check. I question privacy issues quite a bit lately...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatail View Post
    BTW, there have been localities and/or agencies that have tried to ignore that and keep records, but they got spanked and were forced to destroy any records.
    I have heard that up here in Washington State, they do have access to that information.

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    I was at a range that is run by a guy that is an FFL dealer.
    He told me he was looking through his sales records for a sale
    for an AR15 he sold 20 years before that to give to the ATF.
    They had called he asking for it.
    He also said that he had less that 24 hours to get them a copy.
    In NC. I a copy of the sale must be held for 20 years.
    So yes , LEO can find out about your gun sale.
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    It depends on the State laws, in Utah, it is illegal to keep the records.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASSA9 View Post
    I was at a range that is run by a guy that is an FFL dealer.
    He told me he was looking through his sales records for a sale
    for an AR15 he sold 20 years before that to give to the ATF.
    They had called he asking for it.
    He also said that he had less that 24 hours to get them a copy.
    In NC. I a copy of the sale must be held for 20 years.
    So yes , LEO can find out about your gun sale.
    But not by accessing some database. In the case you're talking about they're looking for the original purchaser of a particular gun, not for what guns "Joe Blow" has.
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    guns are not registered in florida...and the police do not have access to your cwfl on their computers...there is no requirement to inform in florida either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak56 View Post
    I have heard that up here in Washington State, they do have access to that information.
    I believe Washington is NOT allowed to maintain any such database.
    However, I don't know what access they have to Federal databases.

    My personal rule of thumb: If there WAS a record of it anywhere, you can be sure there still IS a record of it somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpwing View Post
    I believe Washington is NOT allowed to maintain any such database.
    However, I don't know what access they have to Federal databases.

    My personal rule of thumb: If there WAS a record of it anywhere, you can be sure there still IS a record of it somewhere.
    Unfortunately, you are probably right, even though it is illegal. I believe that ALL states are required to destroy the background check info per federal regs. They may get around that by asking for specific sales info, but even that can be destroyed after 7 years according to the IRS. If you can do it, be safe and buy from a friend or family member!! It will only get worse from here unless we get out and VOTE!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpwing View Post
    My personal rule of thumb: If there WAS a record of it anywhere, you can be sure there still IS a record of it somewhere.
    Bingo!

    All the reason more that private transfers w/o FLL must be protected!

    And it is the main reason his-dishonor-from-NYC and his posse of despicable mayors, the brady bunch, Schumer, Boxer, the Legal Community Against Violence; National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The Virginia Anti-Violence Project, Virginia Center for Public Safety, etc, etc, etc want require record keeping via the end of private transfers a. k. a. "closing the [so called] Gun-Show-Loophole."
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    In reality, it's NOT the police that you need to fear, it's the politicians. Most honest cops understand and back our right to carry. It's the Schumers and Boxers, et all. that we need to ,not fear, but put in their place. They need to know that they work for us, and not their agendas. The arrogance of most of them has inspired me to get out the vote and get rid of them!
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