My Grandpa gave me a .22 revolver a few years back. It was in terrible shape, but he is a drunk so I didn't think anything of it. Well today I found out that the origin of this gun was the ditch out in front of my house. Yup, he found it out on the side of the highway two years ago and I have had it in my possession ever since.
If for some reason my house/vehicle is ever searched and this weapon is found, could I get into any kind of trouble? I mean, the gun is a complete pos, but i'd still like to keep it. Just hope it wasn't a murder weapon or something.
Best bet would be to get a cop buddy to run the serial for any stolen reports. I would think there's probably something going on with that gun. Although, my cousin did drive off from the boat launch with his Ruger single six on the tool box, never to be seen again. IF ANYBODY FOUND A RUGER SINGLE SIX .22 ON THE PARKWAY IN BOSSIER CITY PLEASE CONTACT ME!
Lsp has a section devoted to this. You Call them and tell them you recently acquired a gun(bought from joe blow, handed down, etc) and they get the serial number and model and run it. Apparently they give you a good to go or bring it in immediately response. I believe they have access to FBI info. Not sure if they go ahead and reregister it in your name or what.