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Posted: 9/15/2005 12:59:51 PM EDT
U.S. House Passes Measure to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Sex Offenders
Washington, DC—Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a voice vote an amendment offered by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) to prohibit gun possession by individuals convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses against minors. The Nadler amendment to H.R. 3132, the "Children's Safety Act of 2005," will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous, known sex offenders. Although current federal law prohibits the transfer to, or possession by, a person convicted of a felony sex offense, it is legal under federal law for persons convicted of misdemeanor sex crimes to buy, sell, and possess firearms. H.R. 3132 is intended to make improvements to the national sex offender registration program.

Violence Policy Center Legislative Director Kristen Rand states, "Guns in the hands of sex offenders are obviously dangerous and can intensify the trauma experienced by victims. Today, for once, the House of Representatives put the safety of children ahead of the special interests of the gun lobby."

The Nadler amendment is modeled on the highly successful Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban, a provision added to federal law in 1996 that prohibits gun possession by persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses. In 2002, misdemeanor domestic violence convictions accounted for more than 12 percent of rejections of firearm purchases by the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

The Nadler amendment will close the loophole in current federal law that allows gun possession by persons convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses against minors despite the fact that many states require sex offenders convicted of such misdemeanor crimes to register. For example—

New York requires registration by sex offenders convicted of misdemeanor crimes including sexual abuse in the third degree, forcible touching, and sexual misconduct.


Illinois requires registration by sex offenders convicted of the misdemeanor crimes of indecent solicitation of a child, sexual exploitation of a child, criminal sexual abuse, and any attempt to commit any of these offenses.


Utah requires registration as a sex offender by persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of lewdness involving a child and enticing a minor over the Internet.



Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:06:13 PM EDT
SEC. 601. BAN ON FIREARM FOR PERSON CONVICTED OF A MISDEMEANOR SEX OFFENSE AGAINST A MINOR.

(a) Disposition of Firearm.--Section 922(d) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

(1) by striking ``or'' at the end of paragraph (8);

(2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (9) and inserting ``; or'' ; and

(3) by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:

``(10) has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor sex offense against a minor.''.

(b) Possession of Firearm.--Section 922(g) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

(1) by striking ``or'' at the end of paragraph (8);

(2) by striking the comma at the end of paragraph (9) and inserting ``; or'' ; and

(3) by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:

``(10) who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor sex offense against a minor,''.

(c) Misdemeanor Sex Offense Against a Minor Defined.--Section 921(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

``(36)(A) The term `misdemeanor sex offense against a minor' means a sex offense against a minor punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year.

``(B) The term `sex offense' means a criminal offense that has, as an element, a sexual act or sexual contact with another, or an attempt or conspiracy to commit such an offense.

``(C) The term `minor' means an individual who has not attained 18 years of age.''.

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:07:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 1:08:14 PM EDT by TheFreepster]
"Misdemeanor" and "sex crime" don't belong in the same sentance.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:10:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheFreepster:
"Misdemeanor" and "sex crime" don't belong in the same sentance.




Agreed what is the difference between statutory rape and molestation? Age requirement? Also why make another law when one that deals with the issue already exists?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:11:46 PM EDT
This is getting out of fucking hand

Eventually it's going to be "No guns for anyone not born under a full moon in a manger delivered by a muslim physician assited by an official representative of the Democratic Party".

What part of "shall not be infringed" do these fuck tards not get???
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:12:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:12:23 PM EDT
dUPAGE

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=390002

You get the VPC letters too?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:13:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 1:13:47 PM EDT by 82ndAbn]
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=390002
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