|Posted:||April 1, 2015 03:47 PM|
|From:||Representative Todd Stephens|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Taking Aim at Violent Criminals (Bill 2) -- Increasing the maximum available penalties for felons who illegally possess firearms|
I am introducing legislation to give our judges the flexibility to impose greater penalties for felons who illegally possess firearms. Currently, a felon who is convicted of illegally possessing a firearm faces a felony of the 2nd degree – a maximum sentence of 5-10 years.
My legislation would increase the grading for this offense to a felony of the 1st degree providing for a maximum possible punishment of 10-20 years.
Felons who go on to illegally possess firearms are a danger to us all and we should allow our Judges to punish these offenders severely to better protect our communities.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation.
Introduced as HB1496