How can I find out if my gun has been stolen?
Our site is used by thousands of visitors across North America. These users are gun buyers, pawn shop staff, and gun dealers checking to see if a firearm is your stolen gun. Immediately after discovering your firearm has been stolen- report it to the police, and then add it to our database before the thief can sell it.
Is it possible to buy a stolen gun?
Unless you buy a gun brand new, there is the possibility that it could be stolen. Many gun buyers wrongly assume that a used gun is clean because it came from a reputable dealer. Make sure you are not buying one of the thousands of stolen guns in our database.
Is the stolen gun database available to the public?
You should always report a stolen gun so it is entered into the stolen gun database; however, under current gun laws, those records are not available to you or the public. There are other resources to help you secure your guns.
How to report a stolen gun on FDLE?
A blank field indicates that there was no data entered for it. If an image exists in the system for a stolen license gun, it will be displayed. The View Stolen Gun page will have a “Send A Tip” button that will allow for an e-mail to be sent to the reporting agency if you have information regarding the stolen gun.
How can you tell if a gun is legit?
A legit firearm should come with verified papers. But a hinky shop owner knows how to gloss over it. You can always ask for checking the serial number. There is a number of websites that allow you to check it online. If the number’s worn to the point where you can’t read, ask the seller the other way to verify the gun’s integrity.
How to report a theft or loss of a firearm?
Upon discovery of any theft or loss of any of your firearms: First, call your local law enforcement agency to report the theft or loss. Contacting the local law enforcement authorities is essential to the quick recovery of firearms taken in a crime. Second, call the ATF’s Stolen Firearms Program Manager toll free at 1-888-930-9275.
What happens if your gun is stolen from your home?
Stolen guns can become a hassle for both the previous owner and the next. Your gun may end up in the black market, or worse. Who knows if your lost gun got involved in an assassinate or served some criminal crime scenes. For those who want to buy a pre-owned firearm, your wish is to stay away from those illegal circumstances.