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    Utah man gets stolen gun back after 37 years

    Utah man gets stolen gun back after 37 years


    Salt Lake City man gets his shotgun back after it was stolen 37 years ago from his truck. It was found at Sporting Goods Store in Oregon after they traced the serial number and found out it was stolen.


    http://news.yahoo.com/utah-man-gets-...200133137.html


    "Property crimes are notoriously difficult for police, who often have little evidence to start an investigation, Van Scoy said. If investigators do find stolen items, it usually happens soon after the crime_Pittenger's shotgun is the oldest recovered property case the detective could recall.

    Though stolen items do turn up when police catch a thief, without a serial number it's hard to connect it back to an owner and officers often end up selling unclaimed items at auction."
    I am not a lawyer, I study the history of gun control laws.

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    What's amazing is that a cop got off his duff and chk a serial #.

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    Now 53, Pittenger said he was a little nervous when he got a message from the detective a few weeks ago saying he wanted to talk. Though he's glad to have the gun back, he's not sure what he'll do with it.

    "I don't know the history of it. I don't know if it was used to hurt someone over the years,"
    Really, dude? Really?

    How many muggings/bank robberies/home invasions/drive-bys are committed with a freaking goose gun?

    Sounds as if someone came in to sell a used gun and the serial number check was part of that process.

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Really, dude? Really?

    How many muggings/bank robberies/home invasions/drive-bys are committed with a freaking goose gun?

    Sounds as if someone came in to sell a used gun and the serial number check was part of that process.

    stay safe.
    Found one from back in 1990 - A masked man brandishing a 20-gauge shotgun took over an Oxnard bank.....
    http://articles.latimes.com/1990-09-..._oxnard-police

    BTW - a 20 gauge makes a lousy goose gun......unless you are punting
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