Is this a preliminary exercise to gun confiscation? That's what the pro-gun crowd always says isn't it? One year from now, if no such confiscation sweeps take place, may I call those who always say that paranoid?The amendment will force muzzle-loading firearm owners, who include hunters and collectors, to register their weapons within the next year.
Failure to do so could see such gun owners being sentenced to up to 15 years in jail for illegal possession of a firearm.
Come Monday, muzzle-loading firearm owners - as opposed to the past - will also have to apply for a competency certificate to keep their weapons. The certificate will be valid for 10 years.
My opinion is this, the fifteen years for non-compliance is a bit severe, but otherwise it sounds just about right.
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