H.3217 – Reporting a Stolen or Lost Firearm

H.3217 would require any firearm dealer or owner to immediately report the loss or theft of a firearm to a law enforcement agency. How this law would be enforced is unclear. If law enforcement finds a lost or stolen gun, it would be very difficult to prove that the original owner willfully failed to report the loss of the weapon and wasn’t simply unaware of the loss. It would also be difficult to trace back any lost or stolen gun to an individual absent a mandatory statewide gun registry – an initiative that failed when tried in Canada.

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