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    Has anyone heard of the ATF coming to your home to check up on a firearm you purchased at an out of business gun shop? I just had this happen to me. 2 agents came to my home and asked to see a gun that I purchased in 2017 from Gander Mountain. I had since traded it in for something else. So now they are looking into that shop for it. Is this normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueContact125 View Post
    Has anyone heard of the ATF coming to your home to check up on a firearm you purchased at an out of business gun shop? I just had this happen to me. 2 agents came to my home and asked to see a gun that I purchased in 2017 from Gander Mountain. I had since traded it in for something else. So now they are looking into that shop for it. Is this normal?
    Not normal, but yes, I heard of it. Something set off a red flag to make them consider you are a straw buyer or that firearm ended up at a crime scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueContact125 View Post
    Has anyone heard of the ATF coming to your home to check up on a firearm you purchased at an out of business gun shop? I just had this happen to me. 2 agents came to my home and asked to see a gun that I purchased in 2017 from Gander Mountain. I had since traded it in for something else. So now they are looking into that shop for it. Is this normal?
    1). Do you have a warrant?
    2). Have a nice day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free View Post
    1). Do you have a warrant?
    2). Have a nice day.
    Do you own a firearm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by free View Post
    1). Do you have a warrant?
    2). Have a nice day.
    Correct answer.
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    Default Re: ATF Home Visit

    Quote Originally Posted by HSMaxim View Post
    Do you own a firearm?
    Still need a warrant to enter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSMaxim View Post
    Do you own a firearm?
    I do.
    Life has a melody.

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    Yeah if there's no warrant tell those taxmen to take a hike or something more expletive laden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSMaxim View Post
    Do you own a firearm?
    Who's asking and will they be offended if my reply is "Fuck off"?
    "Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle"

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    I'd ask, "why do you ask?", before I closed the door.
    Stupidity is inherited, ignorance is a choice.

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