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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 3665                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART II - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    CHAPTER 232 - MISCELLANEOUS SENTENCING PROVISIONS

HEAD

    Sec. 3665. Firearms possessed by convicted felons

STATUTE

      A judgment of conviction for transporting a stolen motor vehicle
    in interstate or foreign commerce or for committing or attempting
    to commit a felony in violation of any law of the United States
    involving the use of threats, force, or violence or perpetrated in
    whole or in part by the use of firearms, may, in addition to the
    penalty provided by law for such offense, order the confiscation
    and disposal of firearms and ammunition found in the possession or
    under the immediate control of the defendant at the time of his
    arrest.
      The court may direct the delivery of such firearms or ammunition
    to the law-enforcement agency which apprehended such person, for
    its use or for any other disposition in its discretion.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 839, Sec. 3611; renumbered Sec.
    3665, Pub. L. 98-473, title II, Sec. 212(a)(1), Oct. 12, 1984, 98
    Stat. 1987.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 645 (June 13, 1939, ch.
    197, 53 Stat. 814).
      The condensation and simplification of this section clarifies its
    intent to confiscate the firearms taken from persons convicted of
    crimes of violence without any real change of substance.
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