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pnkssbtz
12-10-2007, 7:32 PM
Disclaimer: I did a search for "reporting lost or stolen gun" and got 2 pages of political posts...


So my father was cleaning up his office (he was moving to our new building) this weekend and he keeps a PPK at his office for defense since we've had an embezzler (over $30k) and several robberies for cash in the past.

I brought in an extra pistol pouch for him and he cased the pistol to transport it to his other office. He apparently put it in a box of junk to take to his car but got sidetracked with a phonecall. Some people were helping him and mistook the box for trash (well it was junk...) and chucked it in the dumpster... PPK and all...


So my question is: how do I report the PPK as lost or stolen. Apparently he doesn't have a copy of the serial number and he can't remember if he bought it before or after '91.



P.S. The case was locked, but it was a soft case and the pistol was not loaded.

Patriot
12-10-2007, 7:38 PM
I hear that San Francisco, Berkeley, Richmond, Sacramento, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Point Hueneme, and Thousand Oaks have those new lost/stolen handguns laws...if you live in one of those cities, might want to see what the law says (72 hours to report, e.g.) because the clock could be ticking.

E Pluribus Unum
12-10-2007, 7:39 PM
How do I do it?

I don't because I never lose my guns.


If you are asking "How does one report a lost or stolen handgun" that is a question for your local police department. Call them out and they will do a police report on a stolen gun. That should be enough; If you know the shop it was purchased from and the time frame pay them a couple bucks to find the original paperwork.

pnkssbtz
12-10-2007, 7:49 PM
How do I do it?

I don't because I never lose my guns.


If you are asking "How does one report a lost or stolen handgun" that is a question for your local police department. Call them out and they will do a police report on a stolen gun. That should be enough; If you know the shop it was purchased from and the time frame pay them a couple bucks to find the original paperwork.
Thanks EPU, that is what I was asking. And I agree with the sentiment of your first 2 lines.

But alas, we don't choose our fathers... :rolleyes:

E Pluribus Unum
12-11-2007, 11:07 AM
Thanks EPU, that is what I was asking. And I agree with the sentiment of your first 2 lines.

But alas, we don't choose our fathers... :rolleyes:

I was not slamming your father.... I was teasing you about your grammar... :)

"How do you report your firearm stolen" is incorrect. You are literally asking me how I do it; because I have never done it the question is not applicable.


The correct way is "How does ONE report HIS firearm stolen". With all the spelling Nazis on this board, I figured I would step up and be a grammar Nazi in an ostentatious fashion. Condescending behavior makes my miserable self feel just slightly better for that split second; you know, kind of like my verbal morning coffee. ;)

Bobula
12-11-2007, 11:14 AM
call the popo, you should be out emptying the contents of that dumpster though

Rob P.
12-11-2007, 12:00 PM
IThe correct way is "How does ONE report HIS firearm stolen". With all the spelling Nazis on this board, I figured I would step up and be a grammar Nazi in an ostentatious fashion. Condescending behavior makes my miserable self feel just slightly better for that split second; you know, kind of like my verbal morning coffee. ;)

Ummm, Ahem.

It should be "How does one report THAT THEIR firearm HAS BEEN stolen?"

:rolleyes: Grammar Nazi's :rolleyes: Sheesh!

E Pluribus Unum
12-11-2007, 12:07 PM
Ummm, Ahem.

It should be "How does one report THAT THEIR firearm HAS BEEN stolen?"

:rolleyes: Grammar Nazi's :rolleyes: Sheesh!

Actually, grammatically speaking the first was correct.

The reference is of the firearm's serial number in the DOJ database.

To "report a firearm stolen" is in common usage so it is correct to use it as such.


It should be "How does one report THAT THEIR firearm HAS BEEN stolen?"

Are you still in community college? :)

It most definitely should be his... not their.

1064chubbs
12-11-2007, 12:39 PM
Are you guys offering classes:p

E Pluribus Unum
12-11-2007, 1:00 PM
Are you guys offering classes:p

Be careful which class you attend... one is correct and the other is not. :)