[FoRK] how do you sell a used gun?
<jbone at place.org> on
Sun Sep 2 09:34:43 PDT 2007
On Sep 2, 2007, at 10:17 AM, Corinna Schultz wrote:
> I'm sure the laws vary from state to state, but since I've never owned
> a gun I have no idea how to think about this. Here's the situation:
> Among other problems we had with these people, one of our tenants just
> happened to be a drug dealer. (Plus they damaged the new laminate
> floor! grr!). Our on-site manager said that the police were watching
> them, and told them they had to leave. Engaging in illegal activity
> would have been a violation of our lease anyway, so this saves us from
> having to evict.
> Texas law says that if a property has been abandoned then the landlord
> can take the tenants' posessions. I don't know for sure if they have a
> gun, or what kind. But I kind of want to be prepared should I need to
> dispose of it in some way.
> Sop how do you get rid of a gun in Texas? Can you just put a
> classified ad? Go to a pawn shop? Give it to the police?
I'd just keep it; you never know. But --- if you're going to keep
it, learn to use it.
If not, I'd probably go the safe route and ask the cops about it
before doing anything else. You have a legitimate claim to it given
abandonment, that the tenant damaged your property, etc. They'll
impound it while checking its status, etc. Assuming the cops don't
keep it forever --- they had a hammer of mine for nearly 15 years,
long story --- and you still want to sell it when you get it back,
take it to a gun shop. Most will sell on consignment for you.
Out of curiosity: what kind of gun is it?
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