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For those that like to post images of the weapons on line - here is an experiment
Google search your firearms serial number.
See if it comes up. I and I sure others, would like to know...


WHY?
(Google And Facebook Are Making a Photo Gun Registry Complete With Serial Numbers (secondamendmentdaily.com) )
"Washington, DC — On Wednesday, The Firearm Blog posted a story that will likely blow most gun owners away.
Earlier in the day, Jalopnik, a website for selling cars and car parts posted an article about cars and license plate numbers.

Not exactly breaking gun news.
But Jalopnik’s article claimed that if you put in a license plate number into google, it would pull up any images stored of that car or it’s license plate.
Google was essentially using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on license plates in Google Images.

This made the license plates (and thus the cars) searchable by Google query.
Curious, The Firearm Blog wondered if Google was also using that Optical Character Recognition on the serial numbers of guns.
And it turns out, they are.

That’s right. Every gun picture uploaded to Google, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter is being automatically scanned using OCR and its serial number is now stored.
To prove that this data mining was happening, The Firearm Blog used examples of gun pictuers they had posted to their blogs—and thus of which they had the serial numbers. They typed in the serial numbers and nothing else (no gun make or model, etc) and immediately Google showed them their own blog post with that exact gun in it.
Google had read the practically microscopic serial number from off the gun in their blog post and had used that data mining to add the serial number to their database.
Google is archiving these serial numbers and making a collection of every gun that’s ever been uploaded to the internet. Granted, not every picture of every gun will be readable by their software, but the fact remains that they likely have pictures of millions and millions of American guns stored with their serial numbers in this searchable database.
As you can see from the results below, firearm serial numbers are in fact part of this apparent large-scale data mining operation by companies like Google and Facebook.
Tests were also run on silencer serial numbers, and google pulled up the correct image of those, as well. If you put the serial number in quotes in your search, Google is forced to look only for that string of numbers. And it pulled the silencer image up in seconds."
This is one reason never to post a picture of the serial numbers of a firearm.
 

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Nice group of protection firearms. I have a Bersa, S&W M10 4in(38 spec),
Glock19, and a snubbie 442 S&W. Wifey keeps my 442 in her side nightstand drawer, and my Glock 19 is on my nightstand with a light attached. Cell phones and shoes ready to slip on in a rush.
Have a 12 ga shotgun if handguns don't seem to be enough.
Keep up the good work on your collection. Well done.
I have a Glock 19 on a bed holster, also with a light.
 

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My girl had a p365 and HATED it. It fit her teeny tiny hands like a dream, but the recoil was ridiculous for her. I got her on my Makarov that I used to own, and she was killing it with the all steel small gun.

Now she carries a CZ 82 loaded with Hornady critical defense .380's, can hit what she shoots at, and loves it.

That CZ 82/83is something to consider if you have small hands and recoil is an issue.
They just came out with a 365 .380, which is probably perfect for such people.
 

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My hands are a bit small as well...I have three of those guns myself. (y)




What are they getting that the ATF hasn't already got via 4473?

Besides...I sold whichever gun that was last month to some guys in a black suburban; so I could buy gas. Nope...no bill of sale, there's no requirement, so I didn't bother. Please don't shoot my dog, and have a nice day,



Ah, come on Elmer....tell us how you really feel... 🤣
My understanding is the ATF/gov can't easily track what guns people actually have. That's why they push for a gun registry.

Posting guns with the serial number (when one can easily just post pics of the side without or obscure the serial numbers), allows a variety of actors to potentially connect you, your profile, and firearm. This is especially true if one is trying to remain anonymous too.
 
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