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[Marianna Macleod] said she was stunned when she found a gun in the glove compartment of her Avis rental car on Sunday.

She wanted to get the firearm out of her possession, so she immediately called Avis.

“I opened my glove compartment to look for something and discovered a gun in my car. I wasn’t expecting that at all, so I freaked out and called Avis,” she said.

Macleod said after a three-hour hold, Avis gave her the runaround.

“Avis has a law enforcement department and they transferred me there, then they transferred me to the roadside assistance department. But the said hey we can’t do anything because we are just a towing company,” the Kirkwood resident said.

Macleod said Avis told her to call the Atlanta Police Department and she was surprised at what an officer said.

“’You are allowed to have a gun in Georgia, so it’s OK to have it in the glove compartment.’ I said, ‘But it’s not my gun.’ He said, ‘Did you call Avis?’ I said, ‘Yes, they told me to call you guys.’ Whose responsibility is it? It’s not my gun and it’s been over 24 hours now,” she said.

– Aungelique Proctor in Woman Surprised After Finding Gun in Rental Car’s Glove Compartment

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112 COMMENTS

  1. I’m surprised AVIS wouldn’t contact the previous renter of the automobile.

    • ……… I am not but that’s a can of worms I am leaving alone for a bit until more details come forward.

    • I’m not. They are not sure the previous owner is the owner of this firearm. They probably wanted the police to positively identify the owner, and they did not want to deal with taking possession of a firearm.

      If it were me, I’d have been like, “Awesome! Free gun!”

      • And why couldn’t Ms McLeod take the gun to a police station?

        Was it too icky for her to touch?

      • Vaguely reminds me of the good old days (early 60s). One day the Deputy Sheriff, who lived in our very old (literally the oldest cluster of humanity in the state, that just never grew much), but small town, handed me a pre-war Sauer .32 cal and said he had taken it from somebody who shouldn’t have a gun and gave it to me as he knew even at 17 I was a reliable gun guy. It had a broken firing pin, but I knew the county’s only gunsmith, who fashioned a copy out of tempered tool steel and when that one broke in testing used a Ford truck valve. I still have the gun and based solely on Gunbroker listings might be worth something.

      • “Never look a gift gun in its breech.”

        Fixed it for ya… 🙂

        • How are you supposed to clean that gift from the universe without looking into its breech?

      • I equate this to picking up cash on the street. It’s yours now.

        Once a friend of mine found a hundred dollar bill on the sidewalk. He then drove it to the police station to turn it in so it’s rightful owner can go claim it. All the while I was giving him a hard time: “This is stupid man. No one is going to come looking for this cash. No one is ever going to expect someone to pick up cash and take it to the police station. No one ever is going to expect the police station to hold the “lost and found” cash for someone to come claim it. You should take this money, immediately, and lets go get some pizza.”

        When he faced the police officer, she was this huge fat lady, and her eyes lit up when he said he found a hundred dollar bill and was turning it in. After we left, I said, “She is eating our pizza right now.”

        Same with this gun in an avis car.

  2. Previous customer oversight, allowed to continue because of entry-level employee oversight. Business and police could have freaked out, but didn’t.

    If this were an Everytown publication, I’d get it because everyone would be like “REEE! A gun!”

    Here? What’s the story?

  3. Atlanta…hmmm, interesting to run the S/N# and see if it is reported as stolen.

    What the heck…consider it a bonus.

    I hated renting from Hertz / Avis when I was traveling for work….both companies were using that obnoxious baby powder smelling spray in their vehicles to “freshen them up”.

      • “A car should smell like naugahyde.”

        You brute! Do you know how many Naugas it takes to make a carseat? And, besides, Naugas are on the near-extinction list.

        You are just evil, wicked, mean, bad, and nasty.

        And dumb.

        So, there.

  4. How come things like this never happen to me? Free handgun in a rental car? No problem, I’ll take good care of it.

    • Only thing of any value I’ve ever found in a rental car was a cassette tape – a Journey album IIRC, so of dubious value at best. I’d already switched over to CDs at that point so I left it in the console…

      • “hootie and the blowfish?”
        “yeah, it’s cheaper than blank tape…”

      • I found a cell phone in a Hertz rental once. Hertz wouldn’t help me find the person, they wanted me to drive back to the airport in San Jose rush hour to give them the phone. So the next time it rang, I answered. That person was able to email the phone’s owner, who then called me at her number. And she stopped by my office to pick it up the next morning.
        Bureaucracy is incompetent. People are efficient.

  5. That is a bit of a conundrum – if it’s “clean” I’d Congratulations, free gun! At least, if the finder is a hopolophobe, a quick sale should cover the rental car costs. But if it’s not then I guess your best bet would be to drop it off at the closest police station and have a great story to tell. The devil is in the details – how to know if that particular pistol is connected to a crime or not?

    • That’s an issue I have with universal background checks. No personal access except through a FFL which, of course, they require a small fee.

    • This Karen that is that freaked out about a gun in the glove box will likely walk into a cop shop shouting her outrage and waving the gun around.

      Could make an interesting video.

  6. I’ve found some interesting things people have left in rental cars: house keys, a checkbook, two credit cards, and an overdue library book. But nothing anywhere near as interesting as a handgun!

  7. Just make sure you reload it yourself if you use it, because they charge crazy prices to refill it if you don’t bring it back full.

  8. Irresponsible new gun owner, someone dealing with a gun free zone, or someone that likes to leave a gun in their vehicle.

    You can keep the gun, give it away, or sell it. You WILL do one of those three things. Crying, yelling, and freaking out about it won’t change that. Depending on what gun it is, I would likely keep it. But that’s just me. Do what you will. Just shut up about it and move on.

  9. How stupid can this woman be, does she need help breathing? Drive to local police department, tell them you found a gun, police remove gun. Problem solved.

    • Just make sure to keep the glove box closed, so it doesn’t jump out and kill anyone by accident.

      Remember. I am the only one in this room professional enough…

  10. (In Sarah McLachlan’s voice)

    Every day poor guns like these are lost, mistreated and abandoned by their owners
    Through no fault of their own these poor firearms are left without the love and care they deserve
    Won’t you help today to find these firearms their forever home?

  11. The PD should have responded, taken possession of the firearm, issued a property receipt, ran the serial number, gotten contact information on the previous customer and returned the weapon to them. I don’t know about GA, but in FL found property can be claimed by the finder after 30 days. Including firearms. I know of a guy who an Armalite AR-18 in the middle of U.S.98. He turned over to Franklin Co. S.O. They were unable to locate the owner and no one filed a report. After 30 days they returned the rifle to the finder.

    • This is the case in Texas as well and it’s how I got my favorite handgun. Many years ago, after a particularly bad flood, a Ruger Single Six washed up in my South field. I thought I knew who it belonged to, and he died in that flood, but his relatives said no. I went ahead and turned it in to the Sheriff’s office. Eventually, the Sheriff handed me back the gun, marred and rusted. I cleaned it the best I could and it stayed in one of the farm trucks or tractors as general pest control for a couple decades. Many a snake and rabbit fell to it, and a couple coyotes all in that same South field. Just a few years ago I had Bobby Tyler do it all up just right; color cased receiver, polish and re-blued the cylinder and barrel, removed the lettering, accuracy and action job, Turkish walnut grips, stainless blued hammer, Fermin Garza front sight. A new Single Six rides in the farm truck now.

      • You know, that puts me in mind of the fact that I don’t have a Single Six. I gave John a Colt SAA in .22 lr for Christmas when he was ten, but I don’t own a SA .22 revolver. That must be corrected. Say what you like, if you don’t own at least .22 LR caliber, rifle/handgun, quality, 1 each. (Of each). You have a serious hole in your firearms battery. I recommend 5000-10,000 rds in the stash to support.

        • I’m pretty sure the Single Six was the first gun Ruger sold to the public. Historical gun right there.

        • I have a Single-Six, but currently no rifle in .22. I have most of an old Marlin 60. I feel sad thinking about it, but I have been saving for one. Possibly a Winchester Wildcat.

      • @ jwtaylor…The first group of Ruger single six’s came out in 1953

  12. On one hand Avis puts a 3000 pound projectile in the hands of marianna macleod and on the other hand marianna macleod cannot handle finding a firearm that obviously the negligent previous renter left behind and the Avis get-ready-crew failed to find.

    Once Avis gave the run around marianna macleod should have returned the vehicle to the pickup point and said someone left a firearm in the glove box and I am not going to put my fingerprints on it to check if it is loaded or not and ask for another vehicle or a refund. If a refund was refused turn it over to the credit card company. Avis is responsible for what is in the glove box just like they are responsible for air in the tires. And for whom it may concern…Finders keepers does not apply to firearms.

    • Debbie, depends on where you are. Read my post above. I held that Armalite in my hands. Scuff marks and all. Come to think of it, I know another guy who found a Browning Citori 12 ga. lying in a dirt road. FCIC/NCIC came back “No Record Found.” Again, no report filed. Held that one in my hands too. Would have bought it if it had been a 20.

      • Here in WV, a gentleman found a .40 semi-auto pistol laying on the road, pawned it.

        Few days later received a call from local sheriff, turns out the weapon had been left laying on the trunk after range time by a new deputy and it bounced off somewhere on the road after he left the range.

      • There is a thing called a moral compass. Just because you find a firearm and the police says it’s yours after such and such time does not make it yours. Let’s say someone overheard your story and thinks to himself that’s sound like the gun a buddy lost 10 years ago, etc. And said buddy shows up with photos, receipts and witnesses proving he is the rightful owner that puts the finder between a rock and a hard spot. So reality is if you do keep a found firearm then prepare yourself to keep it until the moment the rightful owner shows up. I mean anyone who loses an AR, etc. outside of a successful homeowner insurance claim never really stops looking.

        • Debbie, the moral compass issues became a non-issue when the finder notified law enforcement and turned the found property in. As far as ten years down the road goes. Still looking? In both instances I referred to neither owner even bothered to report the loss. Would you feel better if these weapons were destroyed when the evidence room was purged? Because that’s what’s going to happen. What are the chances of the owner recovering their property then?

        • I am still looking for an1895 year Bacon banjo stolen out of my home back in 1982. In reality it is gone, but it still exists somewhere…… miss that thing.

  13. Honestly, I’m not shocked by the response given that my wife worked for Avis about 12 years back.

    Also, I’d hazard the guess that this is a ghost gun. Specifically an “Inanimate Ghost” [Gun].

    These ghosts are embodied by objects rather than people. Believe it or not, they can take the form of ships, cars, trains or even lamps. These ghosts create residual hauntings, which means there is no interaction between you and the ghost.

    What you are seeing is only playback of events that have already occurred. The event is imprinted in the area because of its significance. You are not in any danger, because you are not actually witness a ghost, you are only witnessing leftover energy within a particular segment of time.

    Damned gun controllers were on to something. LOL!

  14. Check the boot, if it’s like Avis used to be there may be a couple keys of coke back there.

    • “Check the boot, if it’s like Avis used to be there may be a couple keys of coke back there.”

      About 25 years back I was scrounging car parts at a “You-pull-it” wrecker yard in south Tampa and found a small bindle of white powder in the center console.

      I gave it to a stoner buddy of mine who reported back to me later it was meth.

      Like hell was I willing to try it and find out.

      EDIT – I gave him the full story on where I found it, he was still willing to gonk it. This was an individual who started smoking weed at about age 12 and never got emotionally any older. Let’s just say his life ended up what you would expect…

  15. was the car fully semi- automatic? “we’ve got everything from a manual mini with a glove box derringer to a twin turbo maibach with a pair of console cabots. and don’t forget the belt fed power wagon.”
    had a pal who managed hotel “security” in nola. room sweeps turned up quite a collection. most folks came back in to reclaim.

    • Remember when Avis had a motto “we try harder”?!? Not now I see. I’d keep it but that’s just me. Modern problems🙄

      • In the woman’s place, I would have told the cops, “I’m at the corner of ….. If someone isn’t here in 10 minutes to collect the gun, I’m dumping it on the street and leaving.” Bet they’d have someone there in two.

        • Did that when I was with a group of people doing a clean up in a neighborhood. I dumped some buckets in my truck for going to the dump but Thinking I would use them for weeding buckets on my farm I kept them. When I took the lid off one & it was full of dry pot. I called the city police & they said call the jurisdiction where you picked it up. They said call the place you are now. I called my cities police back & said I was going to just burn it if they didn’t come get it. It didn’t take them long to be at my home to pick it up.
          How dumb of the rental company. All they needed to to is call the last renter & found the owner. Sure didn’t do a good job of cleaning it between renters.

    • Not all guns that are simply found were tossed away by criminals. There are plenty of folks who go fishing in lakes rivers and streams, and find guns lost by hunters over the side of a boat.

      There are plenty of gun owners out there who are simply careless. And think they would never lose a gun. It’s only the other guy. Who leaves their gun in a bathroom stall.

      • Never lost a gun, but I lost a new pair of prescription glasses – somewhere. So, yeah, anyone can do something stupid now and then. I can only pray that no children were killed or injured by my missing spectacles.

      • Here’s my lost gun story: I’m retired military, worked in logistics and one of my jobs was accountable equipment – which included small arms. During one our deployments to the Balkans a loadmaster left his M-9 on top a humanitarian ration pallet as they shoved it out the ramp and door of our C130 – whoops! So some lucky Bosnian got themselves a free Beretta courtesy of Uncle Sam. After they got back from the trip and reported the loss to me I started all the report of survey paperwork which had to be cleared through OSI due to the loss of a firearm. OSI guys actually drove the 4 hours round trip to interview everyone involved then signed off on the ROS. A month or so later I get a call from them about the 9mm rounds – long story long they were more concerned about the bullets than the gun! Took another visit to straighten that out. The military mind is most unusual…

  16. They should have called the police and had her arrested. That would teach her to rent a car with a gun in the glovebox! 100% this woman’s fault. I hope they throw the book at her. She planned to rent a car with a gun from the get-go.

  17. Why would you fuck around with the rental company instead of just calling the police?

  18. Hmmm. What would I have done? Avis doesn’t want it. The cops don’t want it. I can’t fault the lady for calling both. So, what would I do?

    “Hey, Honey! Look what followed me home! Ain’t he cuuute?”

    With no specs on the “gun”, I’d have to decide exactly what to do with it after it followed me home. Keep it for myself? Give it to the wife? Keep it in a kennel for breeding purposes?

  19. Gee-wiz… stop at any police station and they could take care of the situation, or call one and ask for a patrol car to come to your location and get it out of the glove box. They will surely assist the woman, they will run the serial number to see if its registered, stolen. etc. etc. etc., damn!

  20. Avis of course knows the name, address, and credit card number of the previous renter of that car.
    It would have been child’s play for them to contact that person and ask them if they left any personal property in the car.
    That person may have already contacted Avis and told them that there is a gun in the car and Avis is too stupid to puzzle out out that the next person found the gun.

    Regardless, for her to legally keep the gun as others have said, she has to report it to the police, turn it into them, wait the required time, from 30 days to one year, and then she is now the proud owner of a free gun.
    If the other person shows up after the required wait time, they have no recourse. It is ow legally her gun.

    • Once I realized I left my $150 sunglass clip on for my prescription Shilouette frames in the little cubby space on the dash.
      I called 1 hour after dropping the car. The Avis man called back to say that the car was gone and they have a policy of Not contacting the renter so as to not disturb them. So maybe the gun owner was begging Avis and same crap- sorry sir our Policy prohibits us from BBC asking about your gun.

  21. Yawn.
    Avis did the correct thing… the only surprise (not a very big surprise) is that they took so long to get around to telling the lady to just call the local police department.

    Does anyone think that Avis really has (or should have) an established policy for “Customer finds a firearm that our maintenance people didn’t steal when they were supposed to have cleaned the car”? This obviously isn’t something that happens very often — I suspect that this is probably the first time a customer reported finding a gun in a car (although it might not be the first time a gun was found).

    At least everyone she talked to at Avis seems to have realized that the standard Avis procedure for “Found Property” (turn it in when you return the vehicle). The only people who made mistakes were both “law enforcement” (although I doubt the Avis “Law Enforcement Department” are really police, but just the clerical twits who deal with the police). She should have been directed to real law enforcement right from the start.

    The article doesn’t indicate how she called Atlanta PD or who she spoke to. If she called 911, she would have been talking to a Call Taker, not a police officer. If she called the police department non-emergency number, she’d have spoken to someone on desk duty. Apparently whoever she talked to initially didn’t understand her problem and at first gave her the correct answer for “there’s a gun in the glove compartment of my car” instead of an answer for “I found a gun that’s not mine.”

    Clearly the author of this hack job article wanted to poke fun at Avis (Low Hanging Fruit!) and chose to end the article with her interpretation of the Atlanta PD initial reply — the article never bothers to tell us the actual resolution of the lady’s problem (which almost certainly was an Atlanta PD officer coming to take the gun, submitting a trace request that the ATF will take weeks to process, and the gun sitting in an Atlanta PD property room for the foreseeable future.

    • for someone who was not there, nor even involved, you certainly know a whole lot about the situation. Interestingggg……..

      • I was about to ask him to describe the lost gun so the renter can send it to him fedex

  22. This shows how well cars are cleaned before re renting them. I have never found a gun, just cheerios, assorted wrappers, and shoes.

    This is the 3rd such article I have read about Atlanta Avis involving a firearm left in vehicle.

  23. Had that been ME finding that thing. first call to Avis.. had they gotten a call from a frantic previous renter agitatedly reporting his error, they could fix it quickly and easily for all involved. Had they not, fob it all off to the next level of incompetents.

    After the call to Atlanta PD I’d have rung up Cobb COunty Sheriff Department. After the first go-round I’d have said OK fine, thanks.. but can you do me a favour? If I am found with that thing and it has been stolen, I’m in very deep muck. Would you do me a favour and run the serial number to see if it is “hot”? Thanks. es, I can wait while you do that. Comes badk “hot”? OK, what do you want me to do with it? If not, thanks for the help and good day I’d be driving up the road in my rental car with an YUUUGE grin accross my unmasked mug.

    • Hi-point
      In Atlanta a gun in the glove box should be standard equipment.

    • A few years ago I rented a car from Avis and found a Cobray Terminator in the console. I didn’t want the verdamte thing so I left it there. A year later I rented the same car and found… you guessed it… the Cobray. Apparently nobody else wanted it either.

    • @ Mr. Lucky…..I remember this video from a few years ago, this is why nobody would want it!

  24. police/da: ma’am we believe that weapon was used in a criminal incident and since we

    are currently not prosecuting please do not call us again with this

    or you will be arrested

  25. If the gun were reported stolen or can be traced to a particular crime, she could have been easily arrested and charged. Even if she is completely innocent of any wrong doing. I don’t know that involving the police was a good idea at all. Any interaction with law enforcement (especially one that involves a gun) has potential for going horribly wrong.

    This is a comedy of errors. All she had to do was take it and walk away. At the very least, clean it of any possible finger prints (namely hers) and toss it in a dumpster or into a lake. She could have destroyed it. Fill the barrel with cement!

    Even if it were a criminals’ piece then at the very least she would know that if she kept it then it wouldn’t be used to hurt anyone. Lock it up and stowe it away. But NO, she has to go through all that craziness.

    • That’s one to dump at one of the Democrat’s “buy-backs”, what is it a $200 gift/cash card for a “turn-in”.

  26. When we picked up the car for this hunt https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/prarie-dog-hunting-with-sierras-prarie-enemy-loaded-ammunition/ the back seat of the SUV was absolutely covered in weed. It looked like Michael J Fox was rolling fatties while driving down a bumpy backcountry road in there. The entire vehicle smelled so strongly of the wacky tobaky you were likely to get a contact high just turning on the AC.
    It was awesome. The recently retired police officer along the for the hunt with Sierra didn’t find it as amusing as I did. Nerd.

  27. NEVER LOOK A GIFTED GUN IN THE BREECH , LIKE THAT ONE . HA
    UUUM THAT DARN GUN A GHOST GUN ON THE LOOSE , ??
    THINK AVIS WOULD WANT KNOW IF BE LONG TO SOME DRIVER , UNLESS USED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY ?
    IF CAN’T TURN IN ? CALL FBI ? SHIP OFF YO TO UKRAINE ? TAKE TO GUN RANGE TEST IT OUT ? AAA PAWN IT OFF ! WORST THROUGH IT INTO THE LAKE , POND , RIVER . ?
    BURY IN THA BACK YARD ? RECYCLE BIN ?

    • NTexas,

      THANKS FOR SHOUTING YOUR MISSPELLED NONSENSE AT US!!! GO POUND SALT IN YOUR @$$.

  28. When I rent a car, I check out every nook and cranny before I drive it off the lot. I’m not concerned about a gun, but dope might prove embarrassing and expensive.

  29. This from Florida back in the late 80’s and 90’s ??
    Remember when some politicians said rental cars should have a gun in the box because of all the bump and robbery of tourists ??

  30. I recently moved to rural Virginia and realized I’d need a pickup truck in addition to my Jeep, saw an early 2000s Nissan Frontier for sale on a front lawn checked it out thoroughly mechanically and quickly made a deal and bought it. Took it home, carefully cleaned it inside and out including under the seats after moving them back and forth a few times (I had found drugs in two previous vehicles I purchased “used”).

    Two days or so later I dropped my flip-phone, it fell under the seat on the driver’s side and disappeared, another thorough search revealed it slid into a gap where the two pieces of carpet meet under the seat, as I pulled it out I realized something else was in that “envelope” of carpet, at first I thought some kind of electronics for the truck but no, when I tugged on it a Hi-Point .380 w/loaded magazine and a round in the chamber came out. I ejected all the rounds, dropped the mag and brought it inside.

    A call to the previous owner asking if he “had left something in the truck” revealed that the guy he bought the pickup from, his coworker, had been complaining for months about his missing Hi-Point and had been scouring his motorhome and was about to report it, the handgun, “stolen”.

    On his way to work the next day the guy I bought the pickup from stopped by and retrieved the gun later delivering it to his coworker at the factory that night. A win-win all around, he was happy he got his Hi-Point back and I avoided the possibility of being stopped for a traffic violation and being found with a “stolen” firearm.

    Moral of the story is:

    ALWAYS thoroughly check used vehicles for guns/drugs! The two joints I found along the seat rails in my Pontiac Grand Prix were rolled in pink strawberry rolling paper, the other joint and beef boullion-sized chunk of hash wrapped in aluminum foil I discovered in my first 4×4 fell out from under the dash when I hit a bump when four-wheeling.

  31. This is the stupidity of todays world, everywhere you go no-one knows what is going on or what they are doing, it is really sad that there is no common sense any more. We all need to seek GOD and pray for our world.

    • It is interesting that the human race currently lives in a world with more connectivity, communication, and knowledge across the planet that at any other point in the recorded history of our species while simultaneously moving into another period of dark ages. It’s almost as if a huge chunk of the human population just gave up and lost any desire to progress, learn, and advance. Such regression is truly sad. But I do wonder if this has happened before. I consider it highly likely that there was a transition in human history where neanderthals existed along side modern humans.

  32. My boss found a loaded (with three different brands of ammo) Taurus .38 laying in the street on his way home from work years ago and wanted to turn it in to PD and his gunnut nephew and future cop said NO WAY! Finders Keepers fool! I think he still has it 30+ years later.

  33. Another life complication. Never thought about the possibility that someone might have stashed a gun or contraband in my rental.

  34. OK. I’m too poor to rent cars. But maybe I can get a job cleaning rental cars. Then I can build a decent armory with whatever arms I salvage!

    • pal o mine works at equitable services, a repo company.
      you can imagine what turns up.

  35. I can understand wanting to turn the gun into the police. Not because guns are scary, but because abandoned guns carry a very high likelyhood of being stolen and/or used in a recent crime and I don’t want my prints on it. Police response was bad. Should have told her not to touch it (to preserve prints), drive to a station, and have an officer come out to collect it then run the serials.

    • Definitely the prudent thing to do. If after that no ownership can be established, then you just got a free gift from Avis! Probably not, the cops will likely keep it.

  36. I check every single rental car. Sadly, the best I’ve found was an $80 torque wrench. Nothing too special, but it gets frequent use on the Jeep.

    I rent frequently and hope to someday be so fortunate.

    Of course with my luck, I’d find it while in Canada.

  37. If this happened in New Jersey — finding a gun in the glove box of a rental car — the smart thing to do would be to immediately abandon the car on the side of the road, get as far away from the car as possible, and call a lawyer! If you drive with a gun in the glove box, it’s a felony. If you touch the gun to remove it from the glove box, even in your own garage at your home, it’s a felony, because the gun isn’t registered in your name (and if you don’t have an FPID card, additional felony charges would apply). If you keep the gun, it’s a felony (unregistered handgun) even if you have an FPID card, and if you don’t have an FPID card, then you can add additional felony charges. No matter what you do, it’s a felony to have a gun in your glove compartment. If you call the police from the car to report a gun in the glove box, you’ll find yourself surrounded by police pointing their guns at you and then arrested at gunpoint. If you drive the car back to Avis to report it to them, everyone in New Jersey are hoplophobes, so Avis will call the cops and have you arrested on felony charges. If you drive the car to the police station and tell them there’s a gun in the glove box, they’ll arrest you.

    I suppose one alternative to abandoning the car on the side of the road would be to drive to the nearest FFL dealer and have the FFL dealer safely remove the gun from the car, since in New Jersey, the only people allowed to touch a handgun that’s not registered to them would be FFL license holders. But if you happen to get pulled over for speeding on the way to the FFL dealer to turn in the gun, you’re f—d.

  38. Possession is 9/10ths of the law! Just go pawn it for money lol duh common sense! why not profit off a potential setup for failure?? Don’t look at it so timidly, take a deep breath, stop overthinking all together! Then take that pistol to a fancy looking pawn shop and bid for the highest price you possibly can. Im from Chicago, that’s called cashing in on a Stain!😈 Gang Gang Gang Shit

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