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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