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Would You Carry a non 4473 EDC?

This is a discussion on Would You Carry a non 4473 EDC? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by patkelly4370 80% Glock, 1911, etc. Still a legal transaction. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk For now, don't buy them online, the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by patkelly4370 View Post
    80% Glock, 1911, etc. Still a legal transaction.

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    For now, don't buy them online, the feds are tracking those purchases presently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    Yup...I bought a 22 rifle from our Walgreens Drugstore and carried it home. No paperwork, no escort to the door, just a friendly smile from the salesman. I had saved the money from a summer of cutting lawns.
    Walgreens sold guns? They are very anti gun today.

    I do remember when you could buy guns at Western Auto.

    And Gibson's discount store. I used to pick up rifles off the shelf and try the bolt and trigger.

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    As private transfers between non-prohibited individuals is legal in my state, why wouldnít I?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB53 View Post
    Thread title says it all...considering any type of issue that may arise should you ever need to use it,
    despite how you acquired it, (from a friend, relative, trade deal, etc) without knowing the full history of such a pistol would you use it as your EDC or not?

    Or would you only consider carrying something that you are either the original purchaser of, or acquired 2nd hand or older with a form 4473?
    Why ever not?. I don't see it coming back to haunt you, as long as legally acquired and you're reasonably certain it wasn't stolen.
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    Would You Carry a non 4473 EDC?
    Sure...

    Why not?
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    I carries a variety of guns that were issued to me over a 27 1/2 year career as a cop. Not one of these guns was ever on any 4473. Even my retirement gun, given to me was never on a 4473......

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    I don't understand what kind of paranoia makes someone think up and worry about stuff like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craze View Post
    To me it's not the issue of the form 4473 being filled out or not, it's not knowing where the gun came from. Id carry a gun my Dad gave me with out a thought. A gun that I bought from a guy at work, who got it from his uncle's friend's cousin who won it in a poker game, I might not want to tote around every day.
    This is basically the point of posting this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    You youngsters are aware that there was a time when there was no such thing as a 4473? Indeed, there was a time when guns were not even required to have a serial number? I have a couple of those. I will not elaborate on what the old salt LEOs called those.

    No doubt some of you have heard the expression, "Possession is nine tenths of the law." There you go.

    @MB53 Maybe the far more interesting question might be, "Have you ever conducted a non-4473 transaction (private sale) and later wondered if the weapon would show up as having been used in the commission of a crime?"

    One of my uncles was a Deputy Sheriff in the Texas Panhandle and he had an original 1873 Colt Peacemaker with 4 notches in the grips. I dreamed about that gun as a kid.


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    Would You Carry a non 4473 EDC?

    I actually prefer them.
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    I haven't read all the comments made in this thread. Hopefully someone has or will explain the "4473 form" thing fully for myself and the other great unwashed readers. I have a few rifles and handguns, all of them bought new by me or gifted new to me except a used lousy little .22 cal mosquito that, after sending it back to Sig to hopefully repair it's many problems, I have put in an out of the way place in my gun safe without testing it. I trust all my revolvers without question. Of my handguns, my Kahr K9, MK9 and my .32 Seacamp have been completely reliable when fired. My others autos, all purchased new, have not functioned 100% ALL the time (after reasonable breakin).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabbyh75 View Post
    Hopefully someone has or will explain the "4473 form"
    Simply put, your name is not on any associated paperwork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabbyh75 View Post
    I haven't read all the comments made in this thread. Hopefully someone has or will explain the "4473 form" thing fully for myself and the other great unwashed readers.
    If you bought a gun from a store in the United State, any time since 1968, you filled one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    You youngsters are aware that there was a time when there was no such thing as a 4473?
    Exactly what I was thinking. I acquired several firearms before 1968 - all legally. Didn't have to fill out anything. None of them is my current EDC, but two could have been. Honestly, I fail to see how GCA68 has made ANYONE safer (with the possible exception of criminals), so I believe it is long past time for it to be repealed.
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