Insipred by SpazCat’s thread: I found a bullet! Now what?
This thread reminded me of a couple of years ago when I was dragging some chairs out of the storage area in my Mom’s house. There has always been an old case of somesort down there, but I’d never given it much thought. This time, however, I took a closer look and realized it was rather gun shaped. Rifle shaped, in fact, soft thick leather with a big old-school silver zipper (and here I must pause for a moment and admit my ignorance of guns. I shot at a range a few times with an ex, always with his guns. I know I liked the 9mm and the .45 was a little hard on my wrists and the rifle thing was much trickier to keep snug against my shoulder than it looks like in movies. But I don’t know a rifle from a shotgun from a herring.)
I asked Mom, “Um, why is there a gun in the basement?”
She replied, “Oh, that’s just an empty case that belonged to your father. Or maybe my father. Or maybe my brother, I don’t remember. There’s nothing in it, though.”
I went back down to either throw it out or reclaim it for use carrying…something. But it felt rather heavy. I opened it up, and there was indeed a gun in it.
Rifle looking. Or maybe shotgun? Hell, it could be a bb gun for all I know.
There was no paperwork, license, etc. in there. I know my mother doesn’t have a license. I didn’t immediately see any ammunition, but I don’t know how to safely check that there isn’t a shell/bullet/bb/naked mole rat inside it.
Mom’s answer was, “Just put it back.” And I’m sure she’s forgotten about it already. Sooner or later, however, she’s going to die and I’m going to have to deal with her stuff. So…what do you do with a found gun?