Proponents of the now dead HB 6657 prevailed in getting the "Gun Traffickers Protection Act" language amended to SB 1195 in the Senate on a vote of 24 to 11. While the anti-gunners claim the measure, which would make the failure to report a lost or stolen firearm within 72 hours a crime, would help law enforcement, it will do just the opposite. It will actually make life easier for criminals by allowing them to cover up a "straw purchase" by filing a false police report. The only people who have anything to lose are law-abiding citizens, who could face prosecution if they fail to make the report because they did not know of the loss or theft and are not able to prove it. This is not about public safety, it's about the anti-gun crowd's need to score another victory at the expense of gun owners.
Please call your state representatives TODAY and urge him/her to oppose SB 1195, the "Gun Traffickers Protection Act."