OK, I have recently been considering buying a gun from a friend who needs some money and he lives in another state. I know that I have to do the transfer through an FFL, but I have tried to get my local PD to run the SN to see that it comes back clean before I do the deal. They have simply ignored the request - twice. If I do the deal and for some unfortunate reason have to use it and they then run the numbers and it is not clean, I would have problems.
So, my question is - how do you get the cops to run the numbers on a used gun before you purchase it? Any input is appreciated.