Registering firearms...

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by tri70, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yup. 5th Amendment protects people from self incrimination. A convicted Felon cannot own a gun, so he cannot be required to reveal that he has a gun illegally.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    That case, BTW, was from 1968. The felon CAN be convicted of being a felon in possession (a different crime), but cannot be required to give evidence against himself.

    IF we had a law that required that within 24 hrs of robbing a liquor store, you had to file written notice of your robbery- and failure to do so is a crime- could not be enforced. You COULD charge me with robbing the store, but not the failure to file notice.