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Old March 4, 2012, 09:41 PM   #111
Spats McGee
Join Date: July 28, 2010
Location: Arkansas
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Originally Posted by RINGKINGS
If not registering your handgun makes you a Felon, then you are no longer required to register your handgun based on the 5th amendment that states you cannot be required to incriminate yourself. PROBLEM SOLVED
Sorry, it's not that simple. If not registering your handgun makes you a felon, then registering your handgun would not be self-incriminating, . . . unless you're already a felon. IOW, the 5th Amendment protects felons from registration laws (because registration would be an admission that the felon owns a gun), but us non-felons have to look for some other argument to defeat registration plans.
I'm a lawyer, but I'm not your lawyer. If you need some honest-to-goodness legal advice, go buy some.
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