Stolen gun found by TSA at Miami International......

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    Cool Stolen gun found by TSA at Miami International......

    I don't know what this guy was thinking......

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    The gun was reported stolen 15 years ago. It could very well have been sold and resold and resold in the private market and this guy had no idea it was stolen when he finally purchased it at a pawn shop or gun show, or off a "newsypaper" advertisement. And yes, people do stupidly forget that they have guns with them. The story says it was in a hidden compartment. It could have been in there in a closet for several years. Given the number of years since the gun was reported stolen, I think that piece of info may really be somewhat irrelevant.

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    He tried going through the TSA check point and forgot he was carrying a gun.
    He didn't know the gun was stolen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    The gun was reported stolen 15 years ago. It could very well have been sold and resold and resold in the private market and this guy had no idea it was stolen when he finally purchased it at a pawn shop or gun show, or off a "newsypaper" advertisement. And yes, people do stupidly forget that they have guns with them. The story says it was in a hidden compartment. It could have been in there in a closet for several years. Given the number of years since the gun was reported stolen, I think that piece of info may really be somewhat irrelevant.
    Just for the record Pawn shops are not subject to the gun show thing they have to fill out 4473 forms just like the gun store and they are mandated by law to run a NCIC on any firearm before purchasing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    He tried going through the TSA check point and forgot he was carrying a gun.
    He didn't know the gun was stolen.

    It happens more than you think. Here are two recent stories:

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...cal&id=7848683

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...at_newark.html

    Also, he could have bought the gun from a private party, even from someone on this forum and not know it was stolen.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...Sell-amp-Trade

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    Impossible. Everyone knows that TSA is completely worthless and has NEVER, not once, ever, stopped a dangerous device from getting on a plane....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Impossible. Everyone knows that TSA is completely worthless and has NEVER, not once, ever, stopped a dangerous device from getting on a plane....
    True. There must be more to this story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Impossible. Everyone knows that TSA is completely worthless and has NEVER, not once, ever, stopped a dangerous device from getting on a plane....
    Because before the TSA they would NOT have discovered the gun in an x-ray machine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    He tried going through the TSA check point and forgot he was carrying a gun.
    He didn't know the gun was stolen.
    I see your point
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    The hidden compartment that contained the gun was in the fanny pack that went through the x-ray machine. During first appearence a spanish interpreter was needed. He did not have a concealed carry permit and was charged with Grand Theft and Carrying a Concealed Firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrm View Post
    Just for the record Pawn shops are not subject to the gun show thing they have to fill out 4473 forms just like the gun store and they are mandated by law to run a NCIC on any firearm before purchasing it.
    Yes, but I'm sure here and there you will find owners and clerks who do "private" deals and skirt the law. All I'm getting at is that the guy in possession could have easily acquired it without knowing it was stolen. Fifteen years is a long time and it has perhaps been in circulation and through many private hands in the interim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    The hidden compartment that contained the gun was in the fanny pack that went through the x-ray machine. During first appearence a spanish interpreter was needed. He did not have a concealed carry permit and was charged with Grand Theft and Carrying a Concealed Firearm.
    Well, sounds pretty dumb then. But still not necessarily a thief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    How does the old saying go, "Even a blind squirrel will occasionally find an acorn.".
    I thought that was "Even a blind acorn will occasionally find a squirrel"?

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    I have not heard it put that way.

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