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She cannot take the firearm as collateral, that would be theft,
unless they had some written agreement, or she was the titled or registered owner,
this is a contract matter, and she would have to bring a civil suit in court for the unpaid bill
The fact it was given to him by his grandfather, makes him the owner,
if the firearm is not registered, it would not give her any further rights,
unless she is the registered owner.
so she is not able to sell it either to recoup her financial loss from his lack of payment?
yes, she has no legal right to do this,
Thank you very much that has been an incredible help!
it would be as if a credit card company took personal property without a judgment and sold it to pay a debt,
This would be against the law, she should file a civil suit in small claims court and obtain a judgment,
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