Imagine my surprise today. Postman delivers a signature required letter from US DOJ. Turns out there was a DEA drug bust in Beaverton, OR on May 2, 2013 and they seized some firearms. One of them was traced back to me. The letter referenced the serial number and make/model. I bought the gun new from a local FFL two maybe three years ago. I sold it a while back in a face to face local OR resident sale. The DOJ letter also gave the names of the people busted in Beaverton. I know for fact none of them was who I sold the rifle to. Who knows how many times the rifle has changed hands. Sobering fact - when you buy a gun through a FFL, it is registered in a national database. They traced it to me within 18 days. So be carefule who you sell to and obviously, once it's sold and out there, we lose control over who ends up with it. The letter doesn't put me at any fault. It is asking me either request pardon or mitigation of the forfeiture, or to contest the forfeiture.