The clause that exempts those who did not knowingly and willingly break the law is clearly meant to apply to situations such as this. In fact, few other sets of facts exist to which could it possibly could have been meant to apply. 'Knowingly and willingly' is a very specific, intentional, deliberate mindset outside of which this law carries no weight.
Plumnut, you are clearly blinded by your anti-gun bias. Your hang 'em high attitude toward this otherwise exemplary young man is disgusting.
You would ruin this young man's life over a simple, honest mistake that, once discovered, he immediately attempted to correct. Even worse, by allowing this kid to become a felon, you would brand him for life and deprive society of his every future contribution.
Last edited by Al Norris; May 6, 2013 at 08:29 PM.
Reason: removed offending ad-hominem