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5-73-107. Possession Of A Defaced Firearm.

(a) A person commits the offense of possession of a defaced firearm if he or she knowingly possesses a firearm with a manufacturer's serial number or other identification mark required by law that has been removed, defaced, marred, altered, or destroyed.

(b) It is a defense to a prosecution under this section that:

(1) The person reported the possession to the police or other governmental agency prior to arrest or the issuance of an arrest warrant or summons; or

(2) The firearm was manufactured prior to January 1, 1968.

(c)

(1) Possession of a defaced firearm is a Class D felony.

(2) However, possession of a defaced firearm is a Class A misdemeanor if the manufacturer's serial number or other identification mark required by law is merely covered or obstructed, but still retrievable.

History

Acts 1975, No. 280, § 3107; A.S.A. 1947, § 41-3107; Acts 1995, No. 1202, § 1; 2017, No. 73, § 1.

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Arkansas
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Asa Hutchinson
Asa Hutchinson
January 13, 2015 -
Republican
501-682-5080
425 W Capitol Ave. Suite 1620, Little Rock, AR, 72201

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