Old NFO brings the question. What if it’s a family heirloom, passed generationally? A private purchase? What if you simply misplaced the receipt?
And the authorities suddenly want to see proof of ownership.
Of course, I’m speaking of firearms here.
Sadly, I had two thoughts -
legal authorities jack-booted-thugs knocking politely at your door forcing entry and cuffing your family aren’t going to give a rodents rectum whether or not you have some kind of documentary proof of ownership. They are here to take custody for safe keeping steal your property contraband, and don’t care about the law Constitution, what Constitution? Do we remember Katrina?
2) One of the roots of this Nation’s laws is due process. In theory, we shouldn’t have to prove anything. It should be up to the police to prove that we were not the owners, not the other way around. That’s the way it’s supposed to work – innocent until proven guilty. Of course, the IRS has taken the lead in making this precept laughable, attaching wages and bank accounts without notice or due process, as a matter of course, making us prove we have the right to access our own funds.
So this concept may not work.
PS – I’m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV (or in the blogs).