[FoRK] how do you sell a used gun?

zuzu <sean.zuzu at gmail.com> on Tue Sep 4 14:46:27 PDT 2007

On 9/3/07, Corinna Schultz <corinna.schultz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow, I didn't expect such a range of responses. I guess you guys don't
> have anything to do over the weekend... :)
> I have a very small experience with guns. My father used to let me
> target shoot his rifle, and I fired his handgun a couple of times.
> This was when I was a teenager, so it's been a while.
> Well, I talked to our property manager, and luckily the tenants came
> back and took all their stuff, so I don't have to worry about it. I
> think they were dealing in pot. Pot is very common in the rio grande
> valley because it's pretty cheap. (My students were incredulous when I
> once mentioned that I'd never seen the stuff and probably wouldn't
> recognize the smell if one of them brought some.) I would think if
> they were doing anything serious like meth, the police would have been
> more involved.
> Call me prejudiced, but my impression of the valley and its
> inhabitants is that there's a high probablity of a criminal of one
> sort or another (gang, drug dealer, illegal, etc) shopping for a good
> deal on a weapon by looking in the classified or in a pawn shop.

My understanding of this phenomenon is that drug use and immigration
have largely been criminalized -- so of course you get a criminal
black market to supply the popular demands which government has
legislated against.

> Granted, I don't have any statistics, so what do I know, just a gut
> feeling. Hunting is very common, but I don't know how common it is to
> have handguns there.
> Well, we have a vacancy now... 2BR 1BA, duplex, fenced yard, central
> AC, garage. $550/mo no pets.  :)
> -Corinna
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