Harry Reid’s gun grab bill (S. 649) – if somebody steals your firearm or you lose it, you can go to prison for up to five years if you don’t report it missing

dingy-harry-reidSo Harry Reid has an A rating from the NRA? I wonder what they think about his upcoming gun control bill in the Senate that will send people to jail for five years if their firearm goes missing from theft, or any other reason.

Section 123 of the Reid bill adds a new provision to section 922 of title 18 of the U.S. Code:

It shall be unlawful for any person who lawfully possesses or owns a firearm that has been shipped or transported in, or has been possessed in or affecting, interstate or foreign commerce, to fail to report the theft or loss of the firearm, within 24 hours after the person discovers the theft or loss, to the Attorney General and to the appropriate local authorities.

It also amends section 924 of title 18 so that a violation of the 24-hour reporting requirement committed “knowingly” is punishable by up to five years in prison or a criminal fine, or both. To punish someone who “knowingly” violates the 24-hour rule might sound reasonable to some people—until you know what a lawyer means by the word “knowingly” when it comes to a criminal statute.


Think about it. If you are on vacation somewhere and someone steals your gun while you are away, you wouldn’t know about it, and you could face up to five years in prison. Yea, Democrats aren’t Marxists right?

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  • Tjexcite

    Do the person who shot you in your head when you are asleep get any more punishment when they stole your gun to do it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Johnson/100001248282560 Bill Johnson

    i am in the process of reading the bill and have not found where i can report anything to the attorney general i plan on reading the entire thing and MR Stockman keeps his word.watched it on tv Feinstein was almost salivating

  • Elmer

    Hey I am not defending this thing but you wrote ” Think about it. If you are on vacation somewhere and someone steals your
    gun while you are away, you wouldn’t know about it, and you could face
    up to five years in prison”….No that is not how the bill is written — if you didn’t KNOW about it you are not at fault — It says of you “fail to report the theft or loss of the firearm, within 24 hours after the person DISCOVERS the theft” If you are away on vacation. How can you Discover the theft……

  • OMG REALLY

    DO NOT BE HARD ON THE GUN OWNERS GO COME DOWN ON THE GUYS THAT STEAL THE GUNS AND CARS AND SELL THEM OR TRADE THEM FOR CRACK