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Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by clip11, Aug 6, 2010.
What are the consequences of getting caught with a stolen gun especially if you're a felon?
Not 100% for sure, but I would assume that the individual involved should be tough enough to be the pitcher rather than the catcher in the shower house and at lights out.
The stolen gun is frosting on the cake. Being a convicted felon in possession of ANY firearm is a Federal felony- usually starts at 5 years in a Federal pen. No probation, no parole. Google "Operation Exile".
This a serious question? Answer: You get to be an incarcerated felon.
I hope no one here is stupid enough to be a felon with a gun, let alone a stolen gun!
I meant as in how much time would you get.
Looks to be upto 5 years for felony possession, 15 years if a repeat offender, plus whatever for unlawful possession, receiving stolen property and any crime being committed with the gun. In short it could be a long time.
I've wondered about this when you buy a gun from an ad in the paper or on the grocery store bulletin board. I always get a bill of sale and write their drivers license # on it. But still, you wonder.
clip11, you can't leave it at that. We gotta know why you ask. What's the story?
Anyhoo, first if the felon has been paroled prior to completing the full felony conviction sentence, the remainder gets put on first. Plus, I believe a mandatory 5 years no parole. Then, as stated before, time for receiving stolen property, possession of stolen property. If the stolen gun comes back as being used in any other crime, then the felon is gonna get hit with that as well. In some instances, depending upon the first felony conviction, additional time can be added. For instance, second offense in a gun crime carries more time. First degree felony with weapons and bodily harm could make the judge decide on maximum. If the prior conviction is for something non-gun or non-violence related, the judge may be a bit easier on the felon.
I wanna know why you ask...
I recommend soap on the rope, cause your screwed. If in doubt have the numbers ran by the police first. Its easy. look at the gun, write down the numbers, have them ran. Oh and a dead giveaway its stolen is there are no numbers.
Prior to the gun control act of 1968, many firearms such as some .22 rifles didn't have serial numbers. There's still quite a few of them "floating" around.
Yes, I have an old bolt action 22 without serial numbers. But I bought it at a pawn shop years ago. I am pretty sure it is not stolen.
Why hasn't this thread been locked?
Clip is always asking the wack-job questions...
Guys what part of DON'T GIVE OUT LEGAL ADVICE don't you get.
Please defer your desire to help someone in need of a lawyer by providing legal advice. You won't get in trouble but the FTF will/could get it's t*t in a wringer.
When one of these threads shows, up just hit the report button and let the mods know. We will handle the question.
The FTF flunked it’s Bar exam.
Only a fool would seek legal advice from a public forum and has a fool for his counselor.
The only thing more stupid than sourcing legal advice from a public forum is providing said advice!
Just tell them to ask a lawyer, a "gun friendly" lawyer.