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a firearm offense reference cheat sheet

Discussion in 'Legal' started by VVelox, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. VVelox

    VVelox Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
  2. bhesler

    bhesler Well-Known Member

  3. VVelox

    VVelox Well-Known Member

    Thanks! :)
  4. baz

    baz Well-Known Member

  5. JerryC

    JerryC Well-Known Member

    Scratching my head on this one:
    18 U.S.C. § 922(x)(2)
    Knowing possession of handgun by juvenile
    1 year (§ 924(a)(6)(A)

    So, hypothetically, if I took my 17 yr old daughter to the range and let her shoot a handgun, I could go to prison for a year??
  6. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    Why do we need a cheat sheet noting the penalties for a raft of things we aren't going to do? Kind of reminds me of the sort of thread that starts out, "What's the least provocation that would justify..."

    Bad for a gun rights board.
  7. Captains1911

    Captains1911 Well-Known Member

    This, I don't get it either.
  8. VVelox

    VVelox Well-Known Member

    Because more than once I've ended up in arguments that something is already illegal.

    Also when it comes to arguing for something, it can be handy for being able to quickly look up where something is and find the exact text. Part of fighting for ones rights means having a good understanding how they are being stepped upon.
  9. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    ^^ I can see that point.

    Far too many "new" gun control provisions are either useless, unenforceable as written (requiring further steps to ensure viability) or already covered in the law. Point conceded there.

    Perhaps introducing the thread in that way would have produced the tone the OP intended instead of the one some of us perceived.
  10. Bubbles

    Bubbles Well-Known Member

    No, you have to read the entire statute - and I will apologize in advance for the lack of formatting:

    (x)(1) It shall be unlawful for a person to sell, deliver, or
    otherwise transfer to a person who the transferor knows or has
    reasonable cause to believe is a juvenile -
    (A) a handgun; or
    (B) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.
    (2) It shall be unlawful for any person who is a juvenile to
    knowingly possess -
    (A) a handgun; or
    (B) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.
    (3) This subsection does not apply to -
    (A) a temporary transfer of a handgun or ammunition to a
    juvenile or to the possession or use of a handgun or ammunition
    by a juvenile if the handgun and ammunition are possessed and
    used by the juvenile -
    (i) in the course of employment, in the course of ranching or
    farming related to activities at the residence of the juvenile
    (or on property used for ranching or farming at which the
    juvenile, with the permission of the property owner or lessee,
    is performing activities related to the operation of the farm
    or ranch), target practice, hunting, or a course of instruction
    in the safe and lawful use of a handgun;
    (ii) with the prior written consent of the juvenile's parent
    or guardian who is not prohibited by Federal, State, or local
    law from possessing a firearm, except -
    (I) during transportation by the juvenile of an unloaded
    handgun in a locked container directly from the place of
    transfer to a place at which an activity described in clause
    (i) is to take place and transportation by the juvenile of
    that handgun, unloaded and in a locked container, directly
    from the place at which such an activity took place to the
    transferor; or
    (II) with respect to ranching or farming activities as
    described in clause (i), a juvenile may possess and use a
    handgun or ammunition with the prior written approval of the
    juvenile's parent or legal guardian and at the direction of
    an adult who is not prohibited by Federal, State or local law
    from possessing a firearm;
    (iii) the juvenile has the prior written consent in the
    juvenile's possession at all times when a handgun is in the
    possession of the juvenile; and
    (iv) in accordance with State and local law;
    (B) a juvenile who is a member of the Armed Forces of the
    United States or the National Guard who possesses or is armed
    with a handgun in the line of duty;
    (C) a transfer by inheritance of title (but not possession) of
    a handgun or ammunition to a juvenile; or
    (D) the possession of a handgun or ammunition by a juvenile
    taken in defense of the juvenile or other persons against an
    intruder into the residence of the juvenile or a residence in
    which the juvenile is an invited guest.
    (4) A handgun or ammunition, the possession of which is
    transferred to a juvenile in circumstances in which the transferor
    is not in violation of this subsection shall not be subject to
    permanent confiscation by the Government if its possession by the
    juvenile subsequently becomes unlawful because of the conduct of
    the juvenile, but shall be returned to the lawful owner when such
    handgun or ammunition is no longer required by the Government for
    the purposes of investigation or prosecution.
    (5) For purposes of this subsection, the term "juvenile" means a
    person who is less than 18 years of age.
    (6)(A) In a prosecution of a violation of this subsection, the
    court shall require the presence of a juvenile defendant's parent
    or legal guardian at all proceedings.
    (B) The court may use the contempt power to enforce subparagraph
    (C) The court may excuse attendance of a parent or legal guardian
    of a juvenile defendant at a proceeding in a prosecution of a
    violation of this subsection for good cause shown.

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