Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bill Makes ‘Victimless’ Firearms Crime Punishable Throughout Lifetime...

A bill introduced on March 15 re-categorizes the crime of failing to file firearms transfer papers, making a failure to file punishable at any point during one’s lifetime.

Current law requires that all firearm transfers be reported to the California Department of Justice via a mail-in form announcing that the gun has changed hands. The Firearms Policy Coalition reports that the form costs $19, and the new bill, Senate Bill 1037, categorizes the failure to file as a “continuing offense.” The punishment for this offense can range from a misdemeanor to a felony.

The text of SB 1037 reads:Read More HERE

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