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Old 07-18-2014, 08:01 AM   #6782
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Originally Posted by Kaepernick View Post
IIRC, None of that information is destroyed, and every time an FFL dealer goes out of business, the ATF keeps all of their 4473s. The law allows dealers to destroy 4473s over 20 years old, but even so, I believe dealers still keep this information in their books. When a dealer quits the business, the ATF keeps the books and all existing 4473s.

Maybe a licensed dealer will chime in as this is just my best understanding.

Either way, NSA probably has it all anyway.. Instant background check is over the phone lines, so I am sure NSA has a complete database of every gun transfer in the last 20 years.
Yeah, there's not a doubt in my mind that the gubment has all those records.
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