Filing a Freedom of information Act request will not reveal any transfers were a tax was paid, HOWEVER, the government, PDs etc are exempt from the tax.
But, when doing an FOI it depends on which gov't employee gets the request. I was told that they would not reveal ANY of the info, then I knew a PD that just called them and were FAXed the info they requested. I have had little luck filing FOIs. Once I was told that it could cost me $3000.00 for the researchers time. Different story each time I tried.
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Posted 09 May 2004 - 07:18 PM
My M1A1 Savage was (I'm told) a vet bring-back-in-a-duffle-bag and kept in the vet's attic. In the early '60's, the vet's son took it out one day and shot up the local bar with it. The local police decided to keep it for their use, and re-serialized it with the IRS. In the late '80's, it was sold to a fellow in Texas. I purchased it from him in '00. The original serial numbers were ground off, so there is no way of telling where it's been, or even exactly when it was made.