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Jan 16

Selected firearms offenses summary chart

Originally obtained as a PDF from the Federal Public Defender – District of Nebraska site.

For those who would argue that the federal firearms laws are weak, this seems to cover nearly every conceivable infraction.

 

SELECTED FIREARMS OFFENSES — “CHEAT SHEET”

Offense Section Description Statutory Maximum
18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(1) Willful engagement in firearms business without a license (cf. 26 U.S.C. § 5861(a)) 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(2) Willful shipment or transport of firearm to unlicensed recipient 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(3) Willful receipt of firearm from out of state by unlicensed person 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(4) Knowing interstate transport of certain weapons by unlicensed person 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(B))
18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(5) Willful transfer, sale, or transport of weapon by unlicensed person to another unlicensed, out-of-state person 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(6) Knowing making of false statement in connection with purchase of firearm (cf. § 924(a)(1)(A), 26 U.S.C. § 5861( l )) 10 years (§ 924(a)(2))
18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(7) Willful manufacture or importation of armor-piercing ammunition 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(8) Willful sale or delivery of armor-piercing ammunition 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(b)(1) Willful sale by licensee to juvenile (cf. § 922(x)(1)) 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(b)(2) Willful sale by licensee to person in violation of state law 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(b)(3) Willful sale by licensee to out-of-state recipient 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(b)(4) Willful sale by licensee of certain prohibited weapons 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(b)(5) Willful sale by licensee without proper record-keeping 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(d) Knowing sale to prohibited person 10 years (§ 924(a)(2))
18 U.S.C. § 922(e) Willful delivery of firearm to common carrier without written notice 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(g) Knowing possession of firearm by prohibited person 10 years (§ 924(a)(2))
18 U.S.C. § 922(i) Knowing shipment or transport of stolen firearm 10 years (§ 924(a)(2))
18 U.S.C. § 922(j) Knowing possession, etc., of stolen firearm (cf. § 922(u), § 924( l ), (m)) 10 years (§ 924(a)(2))
18 U.S.C. § 922(k) Knowing possession, receipt, shipment, or transport of firearm with altered or obliterated serial number (cf. 26 U.S.C. § 5861(g), (h), (i)) 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(B))
18 U.S.C. § 922( l ) Knowing importation or receipt of firearms (cf. 26 U.S.C. § 5861(k)) 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(C))
18 U.S.C. § 922(m) Knowing falsification of records by licensee (cf. 26 U.S.C. § 5861( l )) 1 year (§ 924(a)(3))
18 U.S.C. § 922(n) Knowing shipment, transport, or receipt of firearm by person under felony indictment 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(D))
18 U.S.C. § 922(o) Knowing possession of machine gun 10 years (§ 924(a)(2))
18 U.S.C. § 922(p) Knowing manufacture, importation, sale, shipment, or possession of firearms designed to avoid detection 5 years (§ 924(f))
18 U.S.C. § 922(q)(2), (3) Knowing possession or knowing or reckless discharge of firearm in school zone 5 years consecutive (§ 924(a)(4))
18 U.S.C. § 922(r) Knowing assembly of shotgun or semiautomatic rifle from imported parts 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(B))
18 U.S.C. § 922(s) Knowing sale or transfer of handgun without background check 1 year (§ 924(a)(5))
18 U.S.C. § 922(t) Knowing transfer of firearm without background check 1 year (§ 924(a)(5))
18 U.S.C. § 922(u) Knowing theft of firearms from licensee (cf. § 922(j), § 924( l ), (m)) 10 years (§ 924(i))
18 U.S.C. § 922(v) Knowing possession, transfer, or manufacture of semiautomatic assault weapon 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(B))
18 U.S.C. § 922(w) Knowing possession or transfer of large capacity ammunition feeding device 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(B))
18 U.S.C. § 922(x)(1) Sale or transfer of handgun to juvenile (mens rea varies) (cf. § 922(b)(1)) 1 or 10 years (§ 924(a)(6)(B))
18 U.S.C. § 922(x)(2) Knowing possession of handgun by juvenile 1 year (§ 924(a)(6)(A))
18 U.S.C. § 924(a)(1)(A) Knowing making of false statements (cf. § 922(a)(6), 26 U.S.C. § 5861( l )) 5 years (§ 924(a)(1)(A))
18 U.S.C. § 924(a)(3)(A) Knowing making of false statements by licensee (cf. § 922(m)) 1 year (§ 924(a)(3))
18 U.S.C. § 924(b) Shipping, transport, or receipt of firearm with intent to commit felony 10 years (§ 924(b))
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) Carrying, using, or possessing firearm in connection with crime of violence or drug trafficking crime 5, 7, 10, 25, or 30 year consecutive mandatory minimum
18 U.S.C. § 924(e) Armed Career Criminal Act: person convicted under § 922(g) who has three prior convictions for serious drug offenses or violent felonies 15 years mandatory minimum (§ 924(e))
18 U.S.C. § 924(g) Interstate travel to acquire or transfer firearm with intent to commit specified offenses 10 years (§ 924(g))
18 U.S.C. § 924(h) Transfer of firearm knowing it will be used to commit specified offenses 10 years (§ 924(h))
18 U.S.C. § 924(j) Causing death during § 924(c) violation Death, life, or any term of years (§ 924(j))
18 U.S.C. § 924(k) Smuggling firearm into U.S. with intent to commit specified offenses 10 years (§ 924(k))
18 U.S.C. § 924( l ) Theft of firearm (cf. § 922(j), (u), § 924(m)) 10 years (§ 924( l ))
18 U.S.C. § 924(m) Theft of firearm from licensee (cf. § 922(j), (u), § 924( l )) 10 years (§ 924(m))
18 U.S.C. § 924(n) Travel into or within U.S. with intent to violate § 922(a)(1)(A) 10 years (§ 924(n))
18 U.S.C. § 924(o) Conspiracy to violate § 924(c) 20 years or more (§ 924(o))
18 U.S.C. § 929(a) § 924(c) violation while in possession of armor-piercing ammunition 5 years consecutive mandatory minimum
18 U.S.C. § 930(a) Knowing possession of firearm in federal facility 1 year (§ 930(a))
26 U.S.C. § 5861(a) Failure to register as dealer, manufacturer, or importer, or to pay required tax (cf. 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(1)) 10 years (§ 5871)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(b) Receipt or possession of firearm transferred in violation of chapter 10 years (§ 5871)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(c) Receipt or possession of firearm made in violation of chapter 10 years (§ 5871)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(d) Receipt or possession of unregistered firearm 10 years (§ 5871)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(e) Transfer of firearm in violation of chapter 10 years (§ 5871)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(f) Making of firearm in violation of chapter 10 years (§ 5871)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(g) Obliteration, alteration or removal of serial number (cf. 18 U.S.C. § 922(k)) 10 years (§ 5871)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(h) Receipt or possession of firearm with obliterated, removed, or altered serial number (cf. 18 U.S.C. § 922(k)) 10 years (§ 5871)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(i) Receipt or possession of firearm unidentified by serial number (cf. 18 U.S.C. § 922(k)) 10 years (§ 5871)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(j) Transport, delivery, or receipt of unregistered firearm 10 years (§ 5871)
26 U.S.C. § 5861(k) Receipt or possession of unlawfully imported firearm (cf. 18 U.S.C. § 922( l )) 10 years (§ 5871)
26 U.S.C. § 5861( l ) Knowingly making false entry on application or record (cf. 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(m), 924(a)(1)(A), 924(a)(3)) 10 years (§ 5871)
Selected Offenses Involving Use Selected Offenses Involving Manufacture
18 U.S.C. § 36 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(7)
18 U.S.C. § 111 18 U.S.C. § 922(p)
18 U.S.C. § 112 18 U.S.C. § 922(r)
18 U.S.C. § 924(c) 18 U.S.C. § 922(v)
18 U.S.C. § 2113(d) 26 U.S.C. § 5861(f)
18 U.S.C. § 2114  
  Selected Offenses Involving False Statements
Selected Offenses Involving Possession, Receipt 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(6)
18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(3) 18 U.S.C. § 922(m)
18 U.S.C. § 922(g) 18 U.S.C. § 924(a)(1)(A)
18 U.S.C. § 922(j) 18 U.S.C. § 924(a)(3)(A)
18 U.S.C. § 922(k) 26 U.S.C. § 5861( l )
18 U.S.C. § 922( l )  
18 U.S.C. § 922(n) Guideline Enhancements for Firearms, Dangerous Weapons
18 U.S.C. § 922(o) U.S.S.G. § 2A2.2(b)(2) Aggravated assault
18 U.S.C. § 922(p) U.S.S.G. § 2A2.3(a)(1) Minor assault
18 U.S.C. § 922(q) U.S.S.G. § 2A2.4(b)(1) Obstructing or impeding officers
18 U.S.C. § 922(v) U.S.S.G. § 2A3.1(b)(1) Criminal sexual abuse
18 U.S.C. § 924(b), (c) U.S.S.G. § 2A4.1(b)(3) Kidnapping
26 U.S.C. § 5861(b), (c), (d), (h), (i), (j), (k) U.S.S.G. § 2A6.2(b)(1) Stalking or domestic violence
  U.S.S.G. § 2B1.1(c)(1) Theft
Selected Offenses Involving Sale, Transfer U.S.S.G. § 2B2.1(b)(3) Burglary
18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(5), (8) U.S.S.G. § 2B2.1(b)(4) Burglary
18 U.S.C. § 922(b)(1), (2), (3), (4), (5) U.S.S.G. § 2B2.3(b)(2) Trespass
18 U.S.C. § 922(d) U.S.S.G. § 2B3.1(b)(2) Robbery
18 U.S.C. § 922(j) U.S.S.G. § 2B3.2(b)(3) Extortion
18 U.S.C. § 922(s), (t) U.S.S.G. § 2B5.1(b)(3) Counterfeiting
18 U.S.C. § 922(x) U.S.S.G. § 2D1.1(b)(1) Drugs
18 U.S.C. § 924(h) U.S.S.G. § 2D1.11(b)(1) Listed chemicals
26 U.S.C. § 5861(e) U.S.S.G. § 2E2.1(b)(1) Extortionate credit
  U.S.S.G. § 2F1.1(b)(6) Fraud
Selected Offenses Involving Shipping, Transport U.S.S.G. § 2H4.1(b)(2) Peonage, involuntary servitude
18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(2), (3), (4), (5) U.S.S.G. § 2L1.1(b)(4) Alien smuggling
18 U.S.C. § 922(i) U.S.S.G. § 2P1.2(a)(1) Prison contraband
18 U.S.C. § 922(k) U.S.S.G. § 5K2.6 Weapons
18 U.S.C. § 922(n) U.S.S.G. § 5K2.17 High-capacity semiautomatic firearms
18 U.S.C. § 922(p)  
18 U.S.C. § 924(b)  
26 U.S.C. § 5861(j)  

 

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