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Criminals not required to register firearms

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U.S. Supreme Court’s 1968 Haynes v. U.S. – Criminals not required to register there firearms according to U.S. Supreme Court due to self-incrimination protection.

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Haynes, a convicted felon, was convicted of unlawful possession of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun.  He argued that for a convicted felon to register a gun was effectively an announcement to the government that he was breaking the law and that registration violated his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination.  The court, by an 8 – 1 margin, agreed, concluding:

“We hold that a proper claim of the constitutional privilege against self-incrimination provides a full defense to prosecutions either for failure to register a firearm… or for possession of an unregistered firearm.” Haynes v. United States, 390 US 85 – Supreme Court 1968

So, when these gun registration schemes are announced, be aware that only lawful gun-owners are required to register their firearms. Unlawful owners are exempted from registration laws due to their constitutional protection against. (Summary from American Rifleman, March 2000, page 20).

HEADER CITED: “Proper claim of constitutional privilege against self-incrimination provides full defense to prosecutions under National Firearms Act either for failure to register firearm or for possession of unregistered firearm. 26 U.S.C.A. (I.R.C.1954) §§ 5841, 5851; U.S.C.A.Const. Amend. 5.” Haynes v. United States, 390 US 85 – Supreme Court 1968